Ryan Reynolds jokes that his 2-month-old daughter James is ‘allergic to sleep’


Ryan Reynolds is promoting his new film, Woman In Gold. I keep hearing that this film is bad, which is weird because every time I see the trailer, I think it looks completely enjoyable, perhaps even award-worthy (mostly because Helen Mirren is an international treasure). Is it a tedious and basic film or do you think I would actually like it? Anyway, Ryan appeared on the Tonight Show last night and of course, he ended up talking about Sweet Baby James, his daughter. Except Ryan is very careful not to name her. So I guess we’re still playing that game.

He says that Baby James is “allergic to sleep,” or perhaps protecting her parents “from the sleep monsters.” So James is crying a lot and refusing to sleep? The baby is only two months old! She has stuff to say. Perhaps she’s crying so much because she realizes her parents named her JAMES.

Ryan also said: “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.” But at the end of the day, “She’s got me wrapped around her finger. I am a slave to the rhythm…I can’t wait. It’s just going to be teatime every day with her.”

And here’s Ryan playing Egg Russian Roulette with Jimmy. This is pretty cute!


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  1. Audrey says:

    So is my 2 year old. Haven’t slept properly since she was born.

    • Snazzy says:

      My friend’s daughter didn’t sleep her nights for 4 years!
      I feel for both of you !

    • Dani says:

      Same here. 18 months no sleep.

    • minx says:

      Then when they are older and out you don’t sleep because you are worried that they or someone else is driving badly.
      I feel like I haven’t slept well in 23 years, lol.

      • swack says:

        When my daughters were small, I slept through everything, my ex was the one that woke up (thank goodness). Now that I’m divorced, I don’t sleep as heavy. So I don’t sleep as heavy. Even though my daughters are grown, out of the house and have kids of their own, I worry when they are out and don’t sleep as well as I could

      • minx says:

        swack, I know, right? I guess you’re a parent until the end, always worrying about your kids.

      • jaye says:

        Embarrassing confession: Up until my son went to college this summer, I would still sort of check in on him when he slept. He has this bad habit of sleeping with his glasses on and I would go in and check to make sure he had taken them off. If he didn’t I would do it for him.

    • Esmom says:

      Oh no, I guess I was one of the lucky ones! Both of mine starting sleeping all night at the 4-month mark.

      • Audrey says:

        My nephews both slept through at 6 weeks so this was surprising. I honestly didn’t know that some kids took so long

    • piinksock says:

      Heh all three of my kids slept all night by 2 weeks. The 3rd one just always did since she was born.

      I still didn’t get any sleep because I’d wake up and keep checking they were alive all night.

      Then they turned 2 and got allergic to bed. All three of them, exactly the same pattern.

  2. aims says:

    Welcome to parenthood. I still feel like I’m walking in a fog and my youngest turned 12 today.

  3. Kaley says:

    I know it has no impact on my life at all but I really hope the baby’s name is not actually James.

    • Esmom says:

      I actually don’t hate it, I’ve definitely heard worse celeb baby names. And better than one I just heard the other day for a little girl — “Indiana.”

      The trend of giving girls boys’ names seems big among the affluent moms I’ve known in various circles.

      • jwoolman says:

        A lot of “girl’s names” started out as “boy’s names”. The switch just happened so long ago that people don’t remember it until they run into a guy with a “girl’s name” that was still used for boys in his family/ culture. Really, nothing to fret about. The names sound nice and often have family significance. Better than naming a kid after a compass direction when your last name is another compass direction …

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I would like Jamie, much better….

    • StormsMama says:

      HAHAHAHAHA omg you articulated the thoughts right out of my brain!
      Seriously though, can it just NOT be James?

  4. nicegirl says:

    Break out the Best of James Taylor CD kids and Rock a bye sweet baby james

  5. someone says:

    Has it been confirmed they actually named their baby James? I read that when they were together at a family photo shoot with Allure magazine all they ever called the baby was “THE BABY”.

    • Lee says:

      It hasn’t been confirmed…if it’d ever happen, I’d bet i wil happen on her Preserve with some exclusive announcement and pic of butterflies and unicorns.

      • Lee says:

        Lol! I meant, if it ever happened, I bet it would be on her Preserve…sorry for my bad grammar today.

  6. Santia says:

    Yeah, those times were horrible. Especially since I had a real job to go to at 7 in the morning, after not sleeping the whole night. Love my boobala, though. He was worth every sleepless minute.

  7. Tiffany says:

    Part of me should like him. But all of me still does not.

    I cannot put my finger on it.

    • minx says:

      I know what you mean. I really liked him in Definitely, Maybe. But since then I get such a d-bag vibe from him; it’s like he thought he was going to be a mega star and isn’t, so he’s mad. He seems like he’d be hard to live with.

  8. Kelly says:

    I don’t understand why they are going to such great lengths to not name the baby. These two should be happy people actually care in the first place. Brad and Angelina they are not.

  9. MtnRunner says:

    Baby Einstein did the same thing to me… I was out like a light while my kids were mesmerized by it.

  10. mandygirl says:

    I was so lucky. My daughter started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks and my son at about 3 months. Potty training was easy, too. I think they’re going to get me back during their teenage years. Bracing myself for it.

  11. Jag says:

    Babies aren’t supposed to sleep through the night at 2 months old. Of course, there are exceptions. If she’s crying a lot, she needs more attention. Just my opinion.

    He looks awful with that hair cut.

  12. Comity says:

    If this is true about the name, she is probably named after his father Jim. I don’t know if he still living or not but he suffers from Parkinson’s disease. I know that Ryan has been very active in the cause to find a cure for the disease. So it could be a case of a lovely tribute to his father.

  13. Gia says:

    Parenting 101. If it cries, feed it.

    • jaye says:

      If you fed a baby every time they cried, you’d have a lot of 100lb babies rolling around. LOL

    • Anony says:

      You clearly do not have a baby currently…it is not that simple. At all!

      • Gia says:

        I do. I have 2. 90% of the time, feeding worked. Still does 16 months on. Hell, even when my 4 year old is miserable I offer him a snack and voila! It’s amazing what an apple can do.

    • Kip says:

      Um, that rule doesn’t work for everyone I don’t think. My son woke every 1-2 hours until he was 4 months old when I started hallucinating so we hired a maternity nurse and sleep trained him. It was because I fed him every time he made a sound that he wasn’t sleeping. Within one week he was sleeping a 7 hour stretch and within 1.5 months through the night. Routines and delayed response condition, saved my life, bless them…