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Kristen Bell: Why We Taught Lincoln Sign Language

10/19/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell This Party Saves Lives
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Kristen Bell‘s 18-month-old daughter Lincoln is already a great communicator.

“[She can say] a lot of two-syllable words, but she signs mostly because she’s really good at it,” the actress told PEOPLE at This Party Saves Lives event hosted by her company, This Bar Saves Lives, on Thursday night.

She adds, “People recommend doing signs because the baby can communicate with you and say, ‘I want an apple’ or ‘Look at the black dog,’ and you can actually form sentences.”

While Lincoln works on her signing skills, Bell, 34, and husband Dax Shepard, 39, are preparing for the upcoming arrival of their second child. The actress says her pregnancy has fortunately been a breeze — just like her first.

“Thank my lucky stars, it’s been a virtually identical pregnancy,” she shares. “Pregnancy can be really hard for women, and I’m lucky that I’m not really symptomatic. I’m okay with being on my feet and I’m lucky that my body feels really good.”

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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.”

Kristen Bell Pregnant Dax Shepard Judge Premiere
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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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Kristen Bell Shows Off Baby Belly in Printed Jumpsuit

09/05/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Veronica Mars has a case to solve: are jumpsuits the latest maternity must-have?

Mom-to-be Kristen Bell stepped out in a printed one-piece from the Etro spring collection while walking the red carpet at the premiere of husband Dax Shepard‘s new movie, The Judge, during the Toronto Film Festival on Thursday.

The actress accentuated her gorgeous glow with minimal makeup, metallic strappy sandals and limited accessories.

Bell is having fun switching up her maternity style, as her bold ensemble is a far cry from the neutral navy shift dress she wore to an event in July.

Kristen Bell Toronto Film Festival The Judge premiere
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Mom-to-Be Kristen Bell Stuns on the Red Carpet

07/31/2014 at 02:30 PM ET

She’s glowing!

Kristen Bell was all smiles when she stepped out on Wednesday night for the Lexus Short Film Series, presented by The Weinstein Company in Los Angeles.

And although the actress — who is expecting her second child with husband Dax Shepard — kept her baby belly under wraps, she still stunned in a navy shift dress from Monique Lhuillier and nude pumps while carrying the Edie Parker Jean clutch.

While the House of Lies and Veronica Mars star may have already perfected her pregnancy style, playing the name game hasn’t been so easy.

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Expectant Kristen Bell ‘Completely Stumped’ on Name for Second Child

07/16/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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Kristen Bell has captivated children everywhere as the plucky Princess Anna in Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen.

But there’s one little girl who has yet to experience the magic: Bell’s daughter Lincoln, 15 months.

“She does not watch TV yet,” Bell, 33, tells PEOPLE. “She has no idea!”

Pediatricians recommend limiting TV viewing for children under 2, so Lincoln hasn’t see her mom or dad, Parenthood actor Dax Shepard, on the small screen. Once she’s old enough, though, Bell is happy Lincoln will learn Frozen’s brave lessons.

“I think it’s beautiful to show kids how great it can be to love through fear, to love someone even when they’re afraid to love themselves,” she says. “That’s a huge message I want to teach my kids: You’re allowed to be afraid, but you have to know why … and you have to try to love beyond that fear.”

The movie’s moral of sisterly love will take on an added significance soon: Bell is carrying her second child.
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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Expecting Second Child

06/23/2014 at 05:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell Pregnant Expecting Second Child Dax Shepard Frank Micelotta/Picturegroup

There’s another baby on the way for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell.

“I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln,” a rep confirms to PEOPLE. “The whole family is beyond excited.”

The House of Lies and Veronica Mars star told PEOPLE last week how much she’s enjoying her daughter, now 15 months.

“She’s delicious. It’s such a fun age,” Bell, 33, says. “I feel like having a toddler is exhausting and extremely rewarding — and far more rewarding than exhausting.”
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