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Celebrity Baby Blog / Dax Shepard

Why Kristen Bell ‘Really Enjoyed’ Her Epidural – Despite the Face-Scratching

02/16/2015 at 01:20 PM ET

For Kristen Bell, delivering her second daughter Delta, 7 weeks, was a beautiful experience – what she remembers of it, at least.

Bell told Ellen DeGeneres Monday that an unexpected C-section meant she needed to have an epidural: “As someone who has never experimented with drugs, I really enjoyed it,” she joked. “While they were doing it, I was thinking, ‘What else could we get done down there?’ … Anything to keep the epidural flowing.”

But flow it did not, and Bell said she started “scratching her face … like a meth addict” when the medicine began to exit her system.

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Dax Shepard Jokes He’ll Need ‘Medication’ If Kristen Bell Gives Birth Again

01/15/2015 at 01:15 PM ET

After watching wife Kristen Bell give birth to their first child, daughter Lincoln, Dax Shepard thought he had seen it all.

But then the actress needed a last-minute c-section with their second daughter — and the Parenthood star quickly realized how very wrong he had been.

“Kristen, God bless her, was in labor for 33 hours,” Shepard, 40, said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Thursday. “[Her labor with Lincoln was] 15 [hours]. That’s child’s play.”

Bell wasn’t the only one reeling from the “intense” delivery. “She got an epidural hour 14 — as you should — and I think dads need something,” he explained.

“I deserve something because I was along for the ride,” he said. “It’s still a car crash and I’m in the passenger seat. I’m playing Katy Perry and I’m breathing and I’m rubbing her back and I have fatigue and I think, ‘I need something for this, help me.’ ”

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New Parents Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Hit the Red Carpet

01/07/2015 at 09:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard had a parents’ night out at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday … but was it their first post-baby red carpet?

“It’s our sixth,” Shepard, 40, cracked to E!’s Giuliana Rancic.

“No, I believe it’s our first,” Bell, 34, corrected. “I’m in a sleepy, sleepy daze, so I’m not positive where I am right now.”

The comedic couple welcomed daughter Delta on Dec. 19, and she joined big sis Lincoln, 21 months.

“It’s all Dax,” Bell said of how they settled on what to call their baby girl. “He keeps picking these awesome names.”

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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Welcome Daughter Delta

12/19/2014 at 10:20 PM ET

Kristen Bell Dax Shepard Welcome Daughter Delta
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Christmas came early for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell!

The Parenthood and House of Lies stars welcomed their second daughter on Friday, Dec. 19, they announced via Twitter.

Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn’t look like either Kristen or me, but we’re gonna keep her anyway,” Shepard, 39, wrote jokingly.

“The estrogen has now hit critical mass! Good luck, Dax. And welcome to the world DELTA BELL SHEPARD,” Bell, 34, added.

Despite the new addition, not much will change for big sister Lincoln, 21 months. “We were told to pick up the oldest first if both are crying,” the actor told PEOPLE in November.
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Why Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Plan to Focus on Their Firstborn

11/25/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

With a second baby on the way, Kristen Bell‘s growing belly is naturally the center of attention.

“We goof off and make a lot of jokes about it in our household and I think that’s what keeps it fun and light,” Bell tells PEOPLE about her baby bump. “Pregnancy is certainly a weird and strange metamorphosis.”

And with a work schedule that hasn’t stopped, the mom-to-be and her husband, Dax Shepard, couldn’t resist highlighting Bell’s burgeoning belly in their Samsung holiday ad.

“Why is yours twice as big as mine?” asks the Parenthood actor about his wife’s festive stocking in the commercial. “I’m stocking for two,” the House of Lies actress quips.

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Kristen Bell Wows on the Red Carpet – After a Small Shoe Snafu

10/02/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Kristen Bell has pregnancy problems!

Although the mom-to-be looked stunning in a fitted Dsquared2 black halter dress while at the premiere of her husband Dax Shepard‘s new movie, The Judge, it took a last-minute joint effort to pull it all off.

While on their way to the red carpet in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the actress, 34, experienced a bit of a shoe snafu when her burgeoning belly made it difficult to finish dressing.

Luckily for Bell, Shepard, 39, was happy to step in as her stylist.

“The bad news: [you] can no longer reach your feet,” she Tweeted, along with a photo of the actor coming to her rescue. “The good news: [you] have a nice hubby who’ll help put on your shoes.”

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Kristen Bell: Dax and I Had a Baby Name Breakthrough

09/24/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

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In a move that would make Veronica Mars proud, Kristen Bell has cracked the case of the baby name game.

She and husband Dax Shepard were “completely stumped” about what to call their second child earlier this summer, but the expectant parents have now solved the mystery.

“We had a little bit of a breakthrough. We’ve settled on one, thankfully,” Bell, 34, tells PEOPLE. “It’s a lot of pressure, especially because we felt ‘Lincoln’ was so perfect.”

As for when almost 18-month-old daughter Lincoln‘s little brother or sister is due, she says, “Hopefully sometime soon!”

And what does she think of Shepard’s new bell-shaped tattoo on his wedding finger?

“It was surprising. He just came home with a Band-Aid on his finger one day. Those are the kinds of surprises I get at home,” she jokes. “And people wonder why I keep letting him knock me up.”

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