Blizzard Baby

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 7:48am

Chicago couple braves blizzard to get to the delivery room.

Newborn baby Vada Johnson preferred to make her entrance to the world late Tuesday night, just as a blizzard was bearing down on her parents' Chicago home.

The Johnsons, like the rest of the city, were coping with the blizzard when Vada decided she wanted out.

They decided to call 911, but the ambulance couldn't reach them.

With a foot of snow already on the ground and howling winds blowing in more, the Johnsons and the EMTs had to walk to the ambulance about half a block away.

Julia Johnson arrived at Swedish Convenant Hospital minutes after she was picked up.

When they arrived, she was ready to deliver.

Dr. Jeanine Maurice says she was so far along they could not even administer an epidural.

Baby Vada came in at a healthy 7-pounds 12-ounces.

She's named after one of Andy and Julia Johnson's favorite characters in the 90s movie "My Girl."

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