Eva Amurri Martino bravely started the new year by sharing details of her terrifying experience over the holidays when her night nurse dropped her three-month-old Major.

 

With a lengthy post on her blog, Happily Eva After, the mum-of-two recalled the night she and husband, Kyle were woken to the sound of their son’s screams.

 

“A couple of days after Thanksgiving, our Night Nurse fell asleep while holding Major and dropped him, and he cracked his head on the hardwood floor,” the 31-year-old said in her latest post.

 

 

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“He suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on his brain, and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. 

 

“To say these were the most traumatic and anxious two days of my life is an understatement.”

 

Eva has been open in the past about her struggles with depression and anxiety and said memories of that traumatic night has led to panic attacks.

 

 

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Today, the actress took to Instagram to thank her followers for their support and kind words.

 

“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,” she said alongside a picture with her baby boy.

 

 

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

A photo posted by HAPPILY EVA AFTER (@thehappilyeva) on

 

However, Eva also spoke to those who criticised her and her decision to have a night nurse.

 

“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,” her post continued.

 

 

A photo posted by HAPPILY EVA AFTER (@thehappilyeva) on

 

“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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