How frightening! Jesse shares some shocking news with HollyBaby.com exclusively about what his two-week-old son is going through!
Former Bachelorette winner Jesse Csincsak and his wife Ann Leuders welcomed the birth of their son Noah on Feb. 2. After 21 hours of labor, Noah was born via C-section – with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. With the baby not breathing and turning blue, Jesse and Ann feared for the newborn’s life. Thankfully, moments later Noah was OK. But when they thought they were in the clear, just one week after leaving the hospital, baby Noah had to go on oxygen, Jesse tells HollyBaby.com exclusively.
He’s still getting help, Jesse says. But Noah “was not on oxygen until a week after we left the hospital,” when doctors visited the new parents’ house. The docs were surprised to find out that that baby was not already on oxygen “because of the high altitude we are at,” Jesse explains. ”They were blown away that he wasn’t on oxygen in the first place.”
Now, the oxygen “takes pressure off of his heart and helps his lungs,” Jesse says. And, “he’s actually doing better than me and mama.” That’s because it turns out that all the stories that Jesse and Ann heard about not getting sleep after the baby’s born are true.
“It doesn’t matter if the walls are coming down, if he needs to be changed or fed — he has mom and dad under his thumb,” Jesse states. “It’s the most lethargic, amazing time of my life. Noah looks at you for every little need.”
Plus Noah is one hungry baby. “He’s eating every two hours,” Jesse laughs. “He needs mom and her breast milk.”
Jesse is also on diaper duty. “I’m the poop-scoop king,” he jokes. “I get peed on daily.”
But Jesse’s finding that all of his daddy duties are worth it – in the name of love. “There’s no feeling like that on Earth — to know that you are responsible for another human being.”
Jesse has also recently applied to be VP of Popchips, to work alongside Ashton Kutcher. You can help him get the job by voting for him on Facebook.