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Melting Ice Crashes Through Window, Raining Glass Shards Onto Mom, Baby

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(CBS) – Thursday’s rains led to a scary moment for a Chicago mom and her newborn daughter, as falling ice and breaking glass spilled into their home.

Kristin Shtulberg says she was nursing her 5-week-old daughter around 7 a.m. in a bed that rests against the window of their residence in the 900 block of North Wolcott Avenue.

“I heard a horrific noise of essentially all this large ice just sliding down metal pipe and just blasting through the window,” Shtulberg, who noticed blood on her child’s face, tells CBS 2.

“I started screaming for help. Luckily, the neighbors heard and so they were able to call 9-1-1,” she says.

Both were transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center, Chicago Fire Department officials said.

Shtulberg and her daughter are doing fine. “She just has a cut on her face and most of the injuries are to my back,” the mother says.

She says she should have listened to her instincts.

“It was just building up all winter,” she says of the ice. “So, this morning, when it started to rain I had a thought of, ‘I wonder if I should get out of the room.’”

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