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Ryan Reynolds on James’ First Fever: I Had to Take Her Temperature (and Not Under Her Armpit!)

09/21/2015 at 07:15 PM ET

When it comes to daddy duty, Ryan Reynolds isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.

James, the actor’s daughter with wife Blake Lively, recently came down with her first fever and, after a call into the pediatrician, it was up to the new parents to keep track of their 9-month-old‘s temperature.

“I was told that I needed to check her temperature through the rectum,” Reynolds, 38, said Monday during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael.

“I was like, ‘No. Can’t be.’ There’s a mouth, there’s an armpit, there’s got to be something [else].”

Ryan Reynolds Live with Kelly and Michael
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Ryan Reynolds on Loving Life Without a Nanny: ‘I Have No Problem Waking Up Five Times’ at Night with My Daughter

09/21/2015 at 12:55 PM ET

That goofy grin on Ryan Reynolds‘ face isn’t going away anytime soon.

It’s been nine months since he and wife Blake Lively welcomed daughter James, but the novelty of sleepless nights and diaper duty have not worn off for the first-time father.

“I have no problem waking up five times in the middle of the night and changing diapers, and as exhausted as you get, I have this stupid grin on my face all the time,” Reynolds, 38, says in the October issue of GQ magazine.

His “weirdly endless supply of patience” — the most surprising thing for the man who “could sometimes have a bit of a short fuse” — isn’t even a result of hired help to take care of the couple’s daughter.

“[It’s] not because I have a nanny or something like that. It’s just us right now, and I love it,” Reynolds, who kept his baby monitor on hand during the interview at his home, adds.

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Ryan Reynolds Says James Is Saying ‘Mama’ – and Ignoring Him Because He Can’t Nurse

08/05/2015 at 07:00 PM ET

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Blake Lively‘s 7½-month-old daughter James is officially a mama’s girl. And dad Ryan Reynolds seems completely okay with that — sort of.

“[It’s] all about mom. I am dead to her,” Reynolds joked on Conan Tuesday. “That’s her first words, ironically. ‘You’re dead to me.’ ”

In truth, Reynolds, 38, said James seems to prefer mom for one simple reason: She’s the food source.

“Right now she’s starting to say ‘mama,'” he said. “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 breastless a–hole wandering around the room and getting in her sight-line every once in a while.”

(Lively seemingly agrees with this sentiment, stating earlier this year that breastfeeding is akin to a “full-time job.”)
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Ryan Reynolds Addresses Baby Carrier Controversy, Says His Hold Is ‘Perfect’ Now

07/07/2015 at 06:30 PM ET

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It started off as a sweet Father’s Day post honoring Ryan Reynolds.

But after Blake Lively posted the snapshot featuring her husband holding daughter James in a Líllébaby to Instagram, her followers immediately took notice of their baby girl‘s incorrect positioning in the carrier.

The actor has learned from the momentary mishap, but admits it’s likely not his last baby blunder.

“The baby is not properly secured in the vessel that I’m wearing there,” he says during a Tuesday interview with Matt Lauer for Today.

“I’m a first-time dad and that is not the first mistake I’ve made and I can guarantee it won’t be the last.”

And, rest assured, adds Reynolds, James has been carried correctly ever since the controversial candid. “I had never used that particular carrier before so every other time it’s been perfect,” he says.

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Blake Lively: I’m Looking Forward to Watching My Family Grow

04/20/2015 at 10:00 AM ET

While most of the world may be waiting to see a photo of Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds‘s daughter James, there are still plenty of people who have been given a glimpse at the couple’s baby girl.

And word on the street is that she’s (obviously) super cute.

“I haven’t met baby James, [but] I saw a picture — not surpisingly, the picture I saw was disturbing in how beautiful she was,” Lively’s director, Lee Toland Krieger, told reporters at Sunday night’s N.Y.C. premiere of The Age of Adaline. “With that gene pool? It’s a pretty good deal.”

But Lively’s Adaline costar, Michiel Huisman, actually has met James and seconds the director’s sentiment, telling PEOPLE the baby girl is “so, so cute!”

Lively, 27, and Reynolds, 38, welcomed their first child in December. The proud new papa confirmed her name in March.

Blake Lively Age of Adaline premiere
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Blake Lively Jokes: ‘I Rub Truffles on My Nipples Every Day’

04/13/2015 at 09:00 AM ET

Blake Lively breastfeeding truffles on nipples
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It’s only been been four months since Blake Lively gave birth to her daughter James (with husband Ryan Reynolds), but Lively’s already turning her kid into a foodie —  just like her mama.

“I rub truffles on my nipples every day,” Lively, 27, joked to reporters while promoting her new magical film The Age of Adaline in Los Angeles on Sunday.

“You got to give her a very well balanced palate from a young age so she doesn’t eat only beige food!”

Lively loves to post pictures of food she cooks on her Instagram and hang out with people like Martha Stewart.

And now, she plans on passing that passion on to her daughter. “You can’t be around me and not be exposed to all different cuisines,” Lively added.

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Ryan Reynolds Reveals Daughter’s Name Is James

03/20/2015 at 09:25 AM ET

Ryan Reynolds Blake Lively Name Daughter James
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The secret is out!

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively‘s baby girl is named James, the actor confirmed during an interview with Today.

After admitting that his daughter’s name was not any of his previous suggestions — including Excalibur Anaconda Reynolds — the proud new dad teased one last possibility before announcing her real moniker.

“It’s Butternut Summer Squash,” he jokes. “It’s James. Everyone knows.”

The couple — who welcomed their daughter in December — were hesitant to share her name in the past, but Reynolds, 38, explains his reasoning behind the big reveal.

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