Celebrities have different approaches when it comes to pregnancy. Some of them like to share the news with their fans and the world immediately and then post regular updates and baby bump photos on social media. Others like to tease the general public with subtle (and not very subtle) hints and keep them wondering whether or not a baby really is on its way. And there’s the third kind: celebs who are more reserved and private and like to keep their personal lives as far from the limelight and as separate from their careers as possible.
Kristen Bell belongs to this latter group.
The actress, perhaps best known for voicing Princess Anna in Disney’s hit animated film Frozen, gave birth to her second daughter, Delta, three years ago. To celebrate the little one’s birthday on December 19, Bell shared a few never-before-seen pregnancy photos with her 4.7 million Instagram followers. The candid snaps show the 37-year-old mere hours before giving birth. She captioned the snaps:
“Three years ago today. 47lbs heavier. Getting through painful contractions with backrubs and breathing. Occasionally swinging from the IV pole to try and feel sexy and open up my hips. After 36 hours of labor, I met a girl I love more than all the molecules in all the world. Happy birthday, Delta. Love, mom #meshpanties”
The first one shows a very pregnant Bell sitting on a yoga ball and looking ready to burst
Three years ago today. 47lbs heavier. Getting through painful contractions with backrubs and breathing. Occasionally swinging from the IV pole to try and feel sexy and open up my hips. After 36 hours of labor I met a girl i love more than all the molecules in all the world. Happy birthday, Delta. Love, mom #meshpanties
In the second picture, she’s at the hospital, getting a back massage from her husband, actor and director Dax Shepard
Next was a photo of the actress “pole dancing” on the IV pole with a seductive pout on her lips
And then there was this adorable photo of a clearly exhausted, but genuinely happy Kristen holding her newborn.
Even if the Michigan-born actress has kept these precious photos to herself for these past years, she is generally very open about her marriage on social media. Bell often gives fans insight into the funny and intimate relationship she shares with her husband, who she married in 2013. The couple have two daughters together: four-year-old Lincoln and three-year-old Delta.