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Eva Amurri Martino Baby: Actress Responds To Criticism Of Son's Head Injury

01/03/2017 12:36 EST | Updated 01/03/2017 12:36 EST

Susan Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri Martino, is facing criticism after she shared the story of her baby boy’s head injury.

On Sunday, the 31-year-old mom revealed on her blog that her 10-week-old son Major “cracked his head on the hardwood floor” after his night nurse fell asleep while holding him.

Amurri Martino and her husband, Kyle Martino, were asleep at the time of the incident — which occurred a few days after American Thanksgiving — but were “awoken by the sound of [Major’s] head hitting the floor, and then hysterical piercing screams.”


Thankfully, Major is “completely fine.”

“Though he had the fracture, some skull displacement, and bleeding, the skull did not touch his brain and the bleeding was localized,” Amurri Martino explained. “He has been healing well, hitting milestones, cooing, smiling, and generally showing us that he is and will be ok as he grows and develops.”

Despite the happy ending, the “Mothers and Daughters” star has received criticism and judgement online.

In response, the mom-of-two posted a sweet photo of her and her son on Instagram, along with an inspiring caption.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has reached out with words of comfort or to share their own stories the past 24 hours. It is so moving to know there are so many of you who are wishing our sweet boy well, and who are rooting us on as a family. I'd like to say one thing, which is that Parenthood is not a competition. Nobody gets an award at the end of all of it for doing it the best or most perfect way. All that matters is how we make our children feel, how we feel about them, and how we feel about ourselves as parents. To those who have expressed judgement, cruelty, and criticism of me, my choices, or my fragility during this time- I'm not going to justify myself to you. But I sincerely wish that 2017 brings you enough self love and confidence that you no longer feel the need to tear down another person during their darkest moment. ❤🙏🏼✨ Peace, please. Xx EAM

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Parenthood is not a competition,” she wrote. “Nobody gets an award at the end of all of it for doing it the best or most perfect way. All that matters is how we make our children feel, how we feel about them, and how we feel about ourselves as parents.”

“To those who have expressed judgement, cruelty, and criticism of me, my choices, or my fragility during this time- I'm not going to justify myself to you,” she continued. “But I sincerely wish that 2017 brings you enough self love and confidence that you no longer feel the need to tear down another person during their darkest moment. Peace, please.”


In her latest blog post, Amurri Martino admitted she initially waited to reveal the story of her son’s head injury for fear of being judged.

“The internet can be a peculiar place, where some people forget about humanity and go for the jugular. I know that this news might reach many, and of those many there will always be the people who say that this accident was my fault,” she said. “Well, let me tell you– the guilt I bore in the days and weeks after this accident was more intense and more damaging than anything I would wish upon my worst enemy.”

By sharing her pain and experience, the 31-year-old hoped to find closure. “It's time for me to Bless and Release, and move forward!!” she wrote on Instagram.

Besides Major, Amurri Martino and her husband are parents to a two-year-old daughter named Marlowe.

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