Kristen Bell is looking back at one of the greatest moments of her life

By Alexia Fernández
December 20, 2017 12:29 AM
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Kristen Bell is looking back at one of the greatest moments of her life.

The actress shared never-before-seen photos on Instagram Tuesday to mark her daughter Delta’s 3rd birthday on Tuesday.

Staying true to form for the star, the snapshots were a mix of very candid and intimate moments as well as some funny moments.

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Bell with husband Dax Shepard

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“Three years ago today. 47lbs heavier,” Bell, 37, wrote in the caption of a series of photos she shared. “Getting through painful contractions with backrubs and breathing.”

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Credit: Kristen Bell/Instagram

She continued, “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.”

Aside from the birthday girl, Bell and Dax Shepard also have an older daughter, 4-year-old Lincoln.

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Shepard spoke candidly about the pair’s relationship and how they make it look easy, but assured that it’s “not effortless.”

“We do couple’s therapy. We work it like a job,” he said. “Relationships aren’t just perfect.”

To assure that the duo gets one-to-one time with each other, Shepard, 42, shared that they have to “just commit to things.”

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Credit: Todd Williamson/Getty

“If I say, ‘Hey, what are you doing Thursday?’ It’s never going to happen. But if I put something on the calendar … it works out,” said Shepard.

The CHiPs star also recalled the most romantic thing he’s ever done for his wife, who he married in 2013.

“She was doing a movie in Alaska and I was shooting Parenthood and I couldn’t go and she was going away for a long time. But then my schedule changed and I didn’t tell her, so I got the seat next to her on the airplane and then I sweet-talked the gate representative to let me on the plane early. So when she went to sit down, I was in her seat reading a newspaper and she kept going, ‘Excuse me, sir. Excuse me, sir. I think you’re in my seat,'” he explained.

“And then she noticed those hands look familiar and then she started bawling when she saw that I was on the flight,” he said.