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David Henrie Reveals Inspiration Behind Baby Pia's Name

David Henrie Reveals Inspiration Behind Baby Pia's Name

David Henrie and wife Maria just welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Pia, this week.

In a new Instagram, the 29-year-old actor and director shared her first pic with his fans, as well as the inspiration behind her name and the trials he and Maria went through to welcome Pia to the world.

“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,” David writes. “I felt compelled to share this because I had no clue just how difficult trying to start a family could be.”

He continues, “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,” David added.

See baby Pia‘s first pic below!