Former Disney Channel star David Henrie’s bundle of joy has arrived!
Henrie’s wife Maria Cahill gave birth to their baby girl, who they named Pia Philomena Francesca. Along with a baby pic, he wrote on Instagram, “Today is a particularly special day for Maria and I… and it’s special because in order to get to where we are today, with the joy of our newborn in our arms, my wife and I went through trials. I felt compelled to share this because I had no clue just how difficult trying to start a family could be.”
The 29-year-old also opened up about the three miscarriages his wife suffered. He wrote, “See, Pia Philomena Francesca Henrie has brothers and sisters…While it was insanely difficult recovering from miscarriage after miscarriage, we knew if we were ever going to be able to hold a baby of our own in our arms that we must not let the tragedy affect our marriage, but rather grow closer together!”
Pia’s middle name also holds special meaning to David and Maria. He shared, “We stayed faithful to that conviction and had a little help from @franciscus. The reason Pia’s middle name is Francesca is because I personally asked pope Francis to pray for Maria and I to have a baby. He took our hands, held them together, said a special blessing, then looked up and told me not to worry that a baby would be coming — that was pretty much exactly nine months ago.”
On his Instagram Story, David revealed that Pia was 7 lbs. 6 oz. He also bragged Maria had a “natural drug free birth,” adding, “Not only did she do it, she did it with grace and strength I’ve never seen in a person… she didn’t complain one time, just kept saying “it’s worth it, it’s worth it.”
David announced they were expecting in September, writing, “ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL. Im a Poppa!!!!!!! Im so overwhelmed with joy I had to share this with you guys. I’m already singing ‘I Loved Her First.’ That reminds me. Where’s my shotgun? I don’t have a shotgun. Someone get me a shotgun!”