Sleepless nights are almost guaranteed for new parents.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have been up all night since their baby was born nine weeks ago. "Our baby in particular is we think allergic to sleep," the Woman in Gold star said on Monday's Tonight Show.
"I don't think that's possible," host and father of two Jimmy Fallon said. If James isn't "allergic to sleep," Reynolds has another theory about his daughter. "We think that she thinks she's protecting us from the sleep monsters," he explained. "Like, 'Oh, I've got to keep them up or the sleep monsters will get them.'"
"Babies don't care about you!" Fallon joked.
The actor is slowly but surely figuring out how to help his daughter sleep. "The trick I try to use is that Baby Einstein stuff, but for me, that's like horse tranquilizer. I could go down on a lit stove. You could push me out of an airplane," Reynolds joked, adding that inspires "the weirdest dreams in the world."
In all seriousness, the actor said, life with James is "so good."
"She's got me wrapped around her finger," Reynolds said. "I am a slave to the rhythm."
He called fatherhood "the best," saying, "I can't wait. It's just going to be teatime every day with her."
Maybe that's wishful thinking. "No, she's going to be a football player," Reynolds joked.