David Henrie 'Overjoyed' by Birth of Baby Daughter

The former 'Wizards of Waverly Place' star and his wife, Maria Cahill, welcomed their first child together, a girl named Pia, on March 19.

AceShowbiz - "Wizards of Waverly Place" star David Henrie is a new dad.

The 29-year-old former Disney Channel star and his wife, Maria Cahill, welcomed daughter Pia on Tuesday, March 19.

"It's been six decades since there's been a Henrie girl, so we are overjoyed to welcome little Pia Henrie into the world," the actor said.

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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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Last week (ends March 15), Henrie revealed the name via Instagram, explaining it means "loving" in Latin.

"ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL ITS A GIRL. I'm a Poppa!!!!!!!" the actor wrote alongside a video of the gender reveal. "I'm 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!"

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