Jesse Csincsak Hopes to Be a ‘Cool Dad’

01/15/2011 at 05:00 PM ET
Courtesy Jesse Csincsak

Set to welcome his first child this month with wife Ann Lueders — a baby boy to be named NoahJesse Csincsak already knows want type of father he wants to be.

“The hope for me as a dad is that I will be the cool dad that Noah and all of his friends will want to hang out with via snowboarding, snowmobiling, surfing, camping, and all the other fun stuff we like to do,” the former Bachelor tells PEOPLE.

That said, with the couple already planning a move from snowy Colorado to sunny California, Csincsak and Lueders eventually hope to raise their son by the shore.

“We want to sell one of our two houses here and we have started looking for houses in Huntington Beach, Calif.,” Csincsak explains.

“We both love the beach and think it would be a great place for Noah to be. Whenever he wasn’t snowboarding the mountains of Colorado, he could be surfing the break in Huntington!”

For now, Csincsak is concentrating his efforts on fulfilling Lueders’ cravings — a job which, he jokes, comes with a hefty price to pay. “As far as cravings go, all I can say is … Mexican food! No matter what meal, if I give Ann a choice, her answer will always be Mexican,” he reveals.

“By the end of this pregnancy I’m pretty sure I’ll be walking away with an ulcer from all the spicy food we’ve been eating for the last few months.”

Planning to deliver close to home at a hospital equipped with two helipads, “which is important for a high altitude birth,” Lueders hopes to deliver naturally but is open to an epidural. Her greatest fear for the big day? Being unprepared.

“Ann says her only fear of going into labor is that she will forget to shave her legs that day!” Csincsak laughs.

— Anya Leon with reporting by Dahvi Shira

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momof3boys on

will someone explain to me why a high altitude birth is important? I don’t get it.

I remember him from the Bachelorette when he got out of the car in that freaky jacket!

TM on

She won’t be worried about her legs when those strong contractions hit – trust me!

I hope Ann has a safe delivery and a healthy baby boy!

Catherine on

Ugh, can’t stand when parents try to be “cool” and “hip” to their kids and kids’ friends.

Sarah M. on

momof3boys – Babies born at higher altitudes can have a harder time breathing just after birth than babies who are born at a lower altitude due to thinner air. I live in Colorado and many babies require oxygen after birth, even if it’s just for a short length of time, to get their breathing where it needs to be.

I wonder if they’ll go with a more tradition name or a more unique name…

court on

Momof3, I think they are saying the helipads are important for hospitals at high altitudes maybe because if there’s some kind of snow emergency and the roads aren’t clear they need to get laboring moms to hospitals by air? Not sure.

And I don’t think there is anything wrong with wanting your kids to think you’re cool so long as it doesn’t hinder you from disciplining and taking care of all your other parental responsibilities. Cool doesn’t necessarily mean lax.

Sarah M. on

Apparently they tend to be smaller than average, overall, and have a greater chance of having jaundice. I read somewhere (not sure if it’s true or not) that Denver actually has it own growth chart for babies. At least this is what it says according to several medical information sites.

Mary on

Having four kids 18,16,10&6 I am not, at least to them cool. I hope I am respected by them and thier friends. To me that is more improtant. In fact I am sure there have been times when they don’t like me. I am fine with that! Right now is not a time for any of us to be friends. They know where I stand. They can come to me with any problem and I will be honest and loving,and firm when and if needed. If they disobey me or anyone else’s rules there are consequences to pay. And with all that, We manage to have lots of fun together as a family and individually.
Perhaps one day we can be friends and “cool” but now is not the time!

Ibis1996 on

It’s the helipad at the hospital that’s important because Colorado is at such a high altitude, not the altitude itself.

Brooke on

Open to an epidural but hopes to deliver naturally? I think that should say, vaginally. Giving birth naturally does not include an epidural.

Mrs. R. on

I can’t help but roll my eyes at this yahoo.

Brooke on

I moved myself from Huntington Beach to Colorado, the opposite of what they want to do….I’m staying put in Colorado,as this is the best place ever.

Nicole on

@momof3boys – High altitude pregnancies can result in babies with lower birth weights and less oxygen being delivered to the baby through the uterine artery. Since there is a higher risk of complications, it’s safer to have accessibility to transport the infant quickly to another hospital better equipped to handle these issues.

CelebBabyLover on

momof3boys- It doesn’t say that a high-altitude birth is important, but that the hospital they’re delivering at has two helipads, which is important for a high altitude birth.

But that being said….I’m confused by that statement, too. Women give birth at high altitudes every day, and they don’t seem to have complications any more or less often than women at lower altitudes do. So why are two helipads so important for a high altitude birth? Could someone please explain that to me?

Also, Jesse’s comment about Ann being worried she’ll forget to shave her legs before giving birth really rubs me the wrong way. Ann, you’re going to be delivering a baby. Focus on HIM, NOT your legs! I’m sorry, but it just gets me when women obsess over looking good while giving birth.

When you’re giving birth, you should be focusing on the baby, NOT yourself, IMO!

IMO on

Aghhhhh…….on sooooooo many levels

B.R on

@momof3boys it is quite simple at higher altitudes your body has to work harder for you to stay alive, now add having to live for two it makes it even harder, that is way there are lower rates of pregnancies in higher altitudes, also fetal growth is slower leading to smaller babies, pre-eclampsia and gestational hypertension are more common, as well as neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, and there is about a 6% higher chance of giving birth to a stillborn in higher altitudes. So if you make it through your pregnancy without problems there is a whole other set of problems that you get with babies that have smaller birth weight such as low blood sugar, more babies have breathing problems of all kinds, and they are at a higher risk for heart failure especially during birth since most of the time the heart rate is really unstable as is for a while after birth due to oxygen levels in the air. So having a way to get your baby to lower altitude is important, as is having a chance to take the baby to a different hospital if needed. I hope that this answers your question, if you want to know more just ask your local health authorities they should have information on it, since even travel to high altitudes while pregnant is not safe for all women.

tieraney on

I’m sorry but he is just skeevy, on so many levels…

dsfg on

“Planning to deliver close to a home at a hospital equipped with two helipads”

Close to a home???? Is she planning on giving birth outside or what? That sentence just does not make sense. Do they mean at a home close to a hospital?

blahblahblah on

Do you believe everything you read? So many reporters write incorrect grammar and inaccurate information that it would be ludicrous to believe everything one reads. A reporter interviwing my son was told that I put flute music on for him when he was a baby, and from that the reporter wrote that I played the flute for my son. We had a good laugh at that one. You people put so much stock in what the reporter says that you actually put down the people they are writing about. Nuances, sarcasm, and outright jokes by the interviewees may not be transmitted by the reporter accurately.

B.R on

@CelebBabyLover yes women have been giving births at high altitudes for a long time but the birth rate is about 11% lower then at low altitudes, there are 6% more chance of a still born, and birth weight of a baby is on normally about 13-15% lower for high altitude births. So having two helicopter pads is very important and I am glad that they are educated enough to know that. You can read my first post and it will explain you other things that are common with births at high altitudes. I wish them all the best, this can be a scary time but it’s also the most amazing time of their lives I hope that they take the time to enjoy it. So she really needs to stop worrying about her legs trust me no one cares about your legs when you are giving birth.

blahblahblah on

I think when one lives in a high altitude one’s body adapts to it – including newborn babies. My family is from Albuquerque (which is slightly higher in altitude than Denver) and none of us has ever heard of any special precautions for a high altitude delivery, unless there is something for preemies or high risk births. Native indigenous peoples have been having babies in high altitudes for centuries without problems or a hospital.

Jill on

These Bachelor/Bachelorette alums are snooze fests to me. Anyway….I know he laughs after the shaved leg quote, but that is one of the dumbest things I have heard. She really needs to worry about other things than hair on her legs. He needs to not repeat something so stupid. That is why these alums should not be doing interviews.

Crystal on

I do not believe that parents should be “cool” to their kids. It’s great to do activities with them and be active participants in their lives but there is a very defined line between being a parent and being a friend. I just hope Jesse establishes that line very early in his relationship with Noah or he will regret it.

B.R on

@blahblahblah I find it hard to believe that you live in high altitudes and have never heard of complications that can come with it. I agree with you don’t believe everything you read, but I tend to trust my local health authority, and that is where the above information came from. Yes your body adjusts to high altitudes just as mine has adjusted to the freezing cold of where I live but the adjustment is never 100% and it doesn’t apply to any of my new born babies, it depends on you genetic code, my are always going to be thin skinned white people (as we are know among the locals as) and none native population will always be just that, easy to pick out outsiders and their children will not be born with the same genetic disposition as a local child who’s parent’s have lived in the area since the beginning of the time. Therefor they will not have the same tolerance for the environment (high altitudes/cold) as locals do. Also yes locals have children and have been doing for many many years, but they have less children then they would if they lived in lower altitudes, and also studies have shown that at lower altitudes there are less premature births, and less children born with complications. I just find it really odd that when you lived there or had children there none of this was explained to you, cause in my mind it should be.

torgster on

Why oh why are these two even considered celebrities? Puleeze…….

CelebBabyLover on

Brooke- I’m guessing that either “naturally” DOES mean vaginally (a lot of people use the term “natural birth” to refer to giving birth vaginally rather than via C-section), or else she hopes to have a med-free birth….but is open to an Epidural if the pain becomes too much (in otherwords, she’d like a med-free birth, but won’t be upset if it doesn’t happen).

dsfg- The article doesn’t say that. It says “Planning to deliver close to home at a hospital equipped with two helipads”. In otherwords, she’s planning to deliver at a hospital that is close to their home. Of course, it’s possible that it DID initally say “Planning to deliver close to a home….” but they corrected it. If that’s the case, then the earlier wording was obviously just a typo. 🙂

Ashley on

Torgster—right there with you. Aren’t their 15 minutes up?

Deb Paris on

Thanks for the story. I follow many of the alumni of he Bachelor/ette show. I enjoy hearing updated info on their lives. We all have our favorites, and there are many articles about others I don’t particularly care about, but their fans feel differently. We all have choices to like/read about whom we want. There is always criticism, sometimes taking it way beyond reason. I am sure they are a bit nervous about the upcoming birth, as are all first time parents. The remark about her legs I feel was to lighten things up. Best wishes and happy thoughts for the big day.

Tina on

First of all, I don’t even know who these people are but they seem kinda shallow.

Second am I the only one amazed how B.R. seems to be an expert on everything?!?! WOW she is so so smart.

Jennifer on

SO over them.

Suzi on

I shall never understand why people read all of these stories and then put them down. Maybe you don’t know these people or like them but you certainly don’t have to read the articles. I love keeping up with the alumni of the Bachelor Series. There are many articles I have no interest in reading but I don’t put down those that do like those articles. To each his own! Why do so many people have to be negative about everything?????

Kate on

@Tina: you’re not the only one, B.R. turns every post into story about herslelf, and has a ‘life lesson/comment’ just about everything you could think of. Telling her to stop just produces more lenghty misspelled stories so I gave up:)
Oh, and I also don’t watch that show but his comment about her shaving her legs made me laugh.

IMO on

suzi, your whole post was negative.

Lilith'smommy on

@IMO- Suzy has the right to say whatever the hell she wants!

IMO on

Lilith’s mom….my point flew right over your head, clearly. Smh!!

Lilith'smommy on

And my point flew over your head as well.

IMO on

No it didn’t…… I understand your point, but it is not applicable. Because i agree with you. If you understood my comment… wouldn’t have made yours.

CelebBabyLover on

IMO- Sometimes you have to be negative in order to get a point across, even if that point is about other people being negative.

Tina- I don’t get the vibe that B.R. is trying to come off as being an expert on everything. I’m guessing that, like me, she loves to read and so does a lot of reading about a lot of different subjects. Therefore, she knows a lot about a lot of different subjects. 🙂

Kate- That’s the wonderful thing about the comment section…we all have different commenting styles! 🙂

dsfg on

CelebBabyLover, it DID say that, but when I posted my comment they edited the story to make sense.

Veronica on

Wow! A lot of you are very judgemental! If you feel the way you do, why do you visit these tabloid sites anyways? Geez.

The helipad at the hospital are for easy access and transport, not a couple preference to deliver at high alititudes;

What is wrong with wanting to be ‘cool’ to your kids? Don’t we all? I remember not wanting to be dropped off in front of high school in my step-dad’s beater truck… I wish he would’ve wanted to be cooler!

And finally, when my water broke, I did not have immediate contractions, and before I left for the hospital I shaved my legs and my bikini line LOL, and my main concern was not pooping while delivering, does that make me shallow? LOL. Of course, when it came time to push, I did not give a sh*t, no pun intended. And of course, all I cared about was my healthy baby, as I’m sure these excited parents to be will be too.

Relax people, God don’t like Ugly.

IMO on

You don’t have to be negativity to get your point across. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, so being negative and rude towards someone for expressing one is uncalled for….some people only thrive in a world of negativity.