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This baby wears amazing costumes while she naps

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4-month-old Joey Marie has become an Instagram star thanks to the elaborate costumes her mom makes for her.

Some of the newest additions include Slash from Guns N’ Roses, Princess Leia, and a WLS staff favorite Baby Eleven from the new Netflix hit Stranger Things.

baby eleven


To see more of the adorable photos, visit Laura Izumikawa’s (Joey Marie’s mom) Instagram account.


Photo from @lauraiz on Instagram.
Photo from @lauraiz
on Instagram.

First baby snow monkey born at Lincoln Park Zoo’s newest habitat

(CHICAGO) Lincoln Park Zoo’s new snow monkey exhibit just opened in April, and it’s population has already grown by one.

“We are absolutely elated too announce the first successful Japanese macaque birth here at Regenstein Macaque Forest,” Curator of Primates Maureen Leahy said in a statement Monday. “The baby appears healthy, is regularly nursing and visually exploring the exhibit while clinging tightly on Ono’s torso.”

The newest macaque, a male, was born born Saturday and zoo officials believe it is a male, though 10-year-old mother Ono has not allowed examination. The baby, who keeps a firm hold on his mother, has not been named.

The baby joins eight other snow monkeys at North Side zoo’s newest exhibit, which features a hot spring, stream and various levels, which will create “an ideal environment for the growing snow monkey population,” the zoo statement said. The monkey troop moved into the space last fall.

Ono was recommended for breeding as part of the Japanese Macaque Species Survival Plan, an organization which manages populations in accredited zoos.

“From a research perspective, this is a significant addition to the population,” research scientist Katie Cronin said in the statement. “The new baby will be the first in this population to grow up with access to touch screen computers–a tool that the monkey can decide whether or not to use–so that we can study cognitive abilities and gain a better understanding of how they think and feel.”

The baby can be seen daily, with Ono, at the Regenstein Macaque Forest, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The new Japanese macaque at Lincoln Park Zoo, an unnamed male, hangs on tightly to mother Ono. | Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo
The new Japanese macaque at Lincoln Park Zoo, an unnamed male, was born May 2, and has not left the arms of mother Ono. | Todd Rosenberg / Lincoln Park Zoo

Update: Baby delivered in car off the Eisenhower Expressway in Oak Park

                 Camila was born early Monday morning on the Eisenhower Expressway. | photo credit: West Suburban Medical Center 

(Oak Park)  After a woman gave birth in a car just off the Eisenhower Expressway early Monday with only her husband to aid in the delivery, she pressed the healthy infant to her chest for warmth until paramedics arrived.

Mother and infant, a baby girl weighing 8 pounds and 1 ounce, were both healthy Monday morning at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

“Baby is doing fantastic, and mother is doing very well,” said Dr. Donald Reese, who cared for both at the hospital.

The birth occurred about 3:40 a.m. in the 900 block of South Austin. The baby’s father called 911, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said.

The family did not want to be identified for now, according to a hospital spokeswoman. But they did release photos of the baby and her name, Camila.

Reese, who cut the umbilical cord and delivered the afterbirth when the woman arrived at the hospital via ambulance, said the the mother did everything right — some babies just move quicker than others.

“Labor is one of those amazing things in nature that one tdime it can take weeks and the next time it can take 30 minutes,” he said.

“The delivery went pretty quick, probably less than five minutes,” Reese said, adding that contractions began about 30 minutes earlier. “The baby was only a little cold, the mom did a wonderful job of keeping her warm from the delivery site to here.”

The mother had been heading to MacNeal Hospital, also in Oak Park, where she had received pre-natal care, but paramedics chose West Suburban Hospital because it was closer.

It was probably something the baby’s two older siblings, who were there, will never forget.

Reese said he sees the scenario about once a month and is always left wondering if the cars that babies are delivered in are spacious.

The mother, who’s in her 30s, speaks only Spanish. Her due date was Tuesday. She jokingly told Reese through a translator: “This is my last baby.”

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