WLS-Ch. 7 morning news anchor Judy Hsu gave birth
this morning to a
baby boy as she and her husband rushed to the hospital on the inbound
Eisenhower Expressway [in Chicago], the station reported.
"We were heading
down the Eisenhower," Hsu said during the station's 11a. news
broadcast. "At a pretty fast speed."
"I said, 'Do you need to pull over?' Judy said, 'I
don't know!' " Tracy, her husband, said.
"I didn't know. I think I was in denial the whole
time. I did not
want to pull over on the side of the expressway. But the time came, and
I knew the baby couldn't wait. I said, 'OK, I think we better pull over
and call 911,' " Hsu said.
The couple's baby came into the world at about 3a
near the Cicero
Ave. exit. They named him Alexander James but - fittingly - his
nickname will be "Ike."
As of this afternoon mother and baby were doing
fine, according to the station.
Tracy helped his wife give birth in the front seat
of the car. He
said he remembered a news story about a woman who gave birth on the
side of the road and her husband used his shoelaces to tie off the
umbilical cord. Tracy tried that too and it worked.
Paramedics soon arrived and took them to the
"Can you believe it?" Hsu told the station. "It's so
stuff we read about in the news, and I never, ever thought would happen
to me. It just went so fast. It was pretty incredible."
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