On 18th January 2014, I gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy, Edward Louis Reid. On 16th April 2014, life dealt us the most cruel, unfair, fateful hand and he was tragically taken away from us to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). He was only 3 months old.

‘Life after Eddie’ is about surviving life after the loss of my baby.  I was, I am, and will always be, a mummy to my blue eyed boy.




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  • sdalton1989

    I read your posts whenever I see them. My daughter Audrey was born on April 16th, 2014 and died from SIDS on July 6th, 2014. I had goosebumps when I read that your little one was taken from you on the exact day that I was given her. Totally unaware of the devastation that was to follow in only two and a half months. I find comfort in reading about the little moments, the ones that moms struggle so much with but they feel unable to talk about. This journey is hard. The hardest thing I have ever had to do. Although I am so heartbroken that you have had to go through this, it is comforting to know that I am not alone. ❤ Sending love!!


    • Jen Reid (Jen Spencer)

      I am so terribly sorry about the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter Audrey. So strange that Eddie died on the day she was born. I too take comfort from reading other bereaved mother’s blogs. The great thing about the internet is being able to connect to others all over the world. But it’s not right that we are all here. Life is so cruel. Sending love and strength your way x


  • Patricia DeHemricourt DeGrunne

    My boy David was 33 days old when SIDS took him from me, leaving behind two elder brother then aged 2 and 4. That was 23 years ago. since then, 11 month after David’s death, my daughter was born, 2 months early as if she was hurrying up.
    Though the pain of losing a child never vanishes, I did find it helpful to spend these years with my missing boy “sitting on my shoulder” at all time and by making a point to never disappoint him and by being as good a mother as I could to his siblings.
    Sending you buckets of love and strength and please remember, Eddie would have wanted his Mum to be happy and to lead a full life, so try not to disappoint him.


  • puzzledbythepieces

    I am so incredibly sorry for the unexpected loss of your little one.


  • Cristiane

    Eddie looks like a beautiful little boy. I also lost my first born son Brandon 45 days ago, he was 5 1/2 weeks old. I enjoyed reading your blog and learning about the work you guys did on your foundation to honor him. Sending love your way.


    • Jen Reid (Jen Spencer)

      Dear Cristiane, apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Thank you for your lovely message. I am so so sorry that you lost your precious Brandon. I know there is little I can say to take your pain away but I hope you have found some solace in reading my blog. I know in my early days of grief I read other people’s blogs and it gave me a sense of re-assurance that all my feelings were completely normal. My only advice to you is to embrace your grief. I hope you have a good support network of friends and family? If not I am happy to be a supportive ear by email if you feel that would be of benefit? Either way, sending lots of love your way and I hope that one day we will find a reason and a cure as to why our perfect boys left us so no other parent will have to suffer like us x


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