Will Arnett Celebrates the Return of Solid Sleep

03/31/2009 at 08:00 AM ET

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As his wife Amy Poehler prepares for the April 9th debut of her new NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, Will Arnett, 38, says she’s also honing in on her juggling skills. “Amy is just like any other working mom out there,” he tells Parade. “She’s just going to have to kind of find the balance and that’s what we’re figuring out.” The 37-year-old actress is “having a great time right now being a mom” to the couple’s 5-month-old son Archibald ‘Archie’ William Emerson, Will added. “[She’s] doing such a great job.” Amy’s return to the small screen and Will’s work in Monsters vs. Aliens isn’t all they have to celebrate, however. Says Will,

“I discovered that when you’re a new dad and start getting more than four hours sleep a night that’s like a major victory.”

When Archie wakes up, he is greeted by two of the funniest names in entertainment — a fact which isn’t lost on the couple, who are competing to see “who will get the first laugh.” All the same, Will has a suspicion that neither will win.

“Honestly, I think what’s going to end up happening is he’s going to find us both very unfunny.”

Archie is the first child for the couple, who married in 2003. Monsters vs. Aliens is in theaters now.

Source: Parade

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CTBmom on

I just love Will and Amy!! I bet Archie is a cutie. I’d love to see pics of the little guy, but you can’t blame his parents for wanting to keep him out of the public eye.

Jane on

Aww, Archie is a lucky little guy – He gets two really funny parents!

Amber on

I think Will Arnett is the cat’s meow.

Patrice on

I LOVE how all of these celebrities report on having extreme lack od sleep just like the rest of us. It’s comical!! I was a nanny for several years (for many upscale clents, some big names) and I assure you, they ALL have night nurses for the first few weeks of their children’s lives, even when they have a regular nanny! Particularly those who go back to work as suddenly as Amy did. In fact, if you think about it, she never STOPPED working at all. Love her though!

CelebBabyLover on

Patrice- Do you know every celeb personally? If not, then you can’t possibly know that they ALL use night nurses.

Patrice on

To: CelebBabyLover:
Ypu’re absolutely right; no one can knowe everyone! But let me put it this way: I HAVE worked for a couple of “big name’ couples (I of course cannot say who) who have been in the press quite frequenlt reporting how they “never got any sleep” and “would NEVER” utulize the help of nanies in raising their children yet employed weekday and, weekend nannies, along with babay nurses form the second those kids were born!! It is of these people (many of whom you MAY have read about on here in the past) of whom I refer. My point is, I know what I’m talking about!

CelebBabyLover on

Patrice- Aren’t you violating the confidentiality agreement you probably signed by talking about how those familes used nannies even though they apparently said they didn’t? I know you didn’t use the families’ names, but even so, if I were a celeb, I’d be pretty ticked to see someone possibly talking about what they saw in my home!

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