Ryan Reynolds loves being a father.
"Almost anyone can do it," he said on TBS' Conan Tuesday, "but I'm very proud."
The Deadpool actor and his wife, Blake Lively, are the proud parents of a 7-month-old daughter named James Reynolds. "Right now she's starting to say 'mama,' but there's an unfair advantage there. It turns out that breasts are actually a life support system and the child seems to gravitate towards the breasts. I'm just the breastsless a--hole wandering around the room and getting in her sightline every once in a while," the actor joked, noting that for his baby girl, it's "all about mom" the moment. "I am dead to her," the first-time father told Conan O'Brien. "That's her first words, ironically: 'You're dead to me.'"
Ryan also recalled his daughter's birth in late 2014. "I was there in the delivery room. I mean, I was there for the conception of the child, so I thought the least I could do is be there in the delivery room. I'm not going to lie to you—I saw things. But amazing [things]! My wife is, I mean she is a mercenary. At one point in the middle of the delivery the doctor's cell phone went off and she went, 'Oh, no. Go ahead, take a personal call.' She was cracking jokes in the delivery room. She may have been taking drugs, but I don't ask personal questions." Conan asked if he helped with the delivery, and Ryan said, "It's not a tug-of-war!"
"I was just a terrible coach," he admitted.
"There was a lot of clapping. I went for a couple of high-fives but she did not."