Ryan Reynolds is gearing up for the most important role of his life: fatherhood.
The actor and his wife, Blake Lively, are currently expecting their first child together. The former Gossip Girl actress, 27, announced her pregnancy in October via Preserve, her lifestyle and e-commerce website.
Reynolds is ready to tackle diaper duty, saying, "I don't have a weak stomach. I'm good with diapers, diarrhea and all that kind of stuff because I have lots of nieces and nephews, so I've done it all before."
The Canadian actor is the youngest of four brothers.
Rest assured, the X-Men Origins: Wolverine actor isn't going to be guided by fear. "For a lot of new dads, you tend to dwell on the mistakes you don't want to make," Reynolds, 38, tells People. "I'm at that stage still where I'm focused primarily on being open and understanding and leaving a lot of room for error."
What aspect of fatherhood most excites Reynolds? "I'm just excited about having a buddy. We don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet, but whatever it is, you have this tether to reality that never goes away."