David Henrie and Wife Maria Cahill Welcome a Baby Girl After Three Miscarriages

David Henrie and Wife Maria Cahill
Maria Cahill and David Henrie Courtesy of David Henrie/Instagram

She’s here! David Henrie and his wife, Maria Cahill, welcomed a baby girl, Pia, on Tuesday, March 19. She is the first child for the couple, who suffered three miscarriages before their daughter’s birth.

“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,” the Wizards of Waverly Place alum, 29, captioned a family pic on Instagram. “I felt compelled to share this because I had no clue just how difficult trying to start a family could be. See, Pia Philomena Francesca Henrie has brothers and sisters… Maria and I suffered three miscarriages before finally being able to carry Pia to full term. 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!”

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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. See, Pia Philomena Francesca Henrie has brothers and sisters… Maria and I suffered three miscarriages before finally being able to carry Pia to full term. 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! 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. For all those who are struggling #pray #hope and #dontworry !! Always.

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He added: “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. For all those who are struggling #pray #hope and #dontworry !! Always.”

Henrie announced Cahill’s pregnancy in September 2018 with an Instagram video of the couple discovering the baby’s sex. “ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL. Im [sic] a Poppa!!!!!” he wrote at the time. “Im so overwhelmed with joy I had to share this with you guys.”

He continued: “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! I can’t wait to sit her down on a couch and tell her a 9 season story of How I Met Your Mother #baby #itsagirl #shotgun #poppa #dad.”

The Walt Before Mickey actor and the the 2011 winner of Miss Delaware, 28, tied the knot in an Old Hollywood-inspired wedding in Los Angeles in April 2017. The pair said “I do” before some of Henrie’s Wizards costars such as Selena Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone and Maria Canals-Barrera.

“Very much in my feelings about my big brother getting married. Even though we for sure knew it would be him first,” Gomez, 26, wrote on Instagram shortly after the ceremony. “May God bless you and your beautiful wife Henrie!”

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