Kristen Bell Feared She Wouldn't Love Baby as Much as Dogs
“House of Lies” actress, Kristen Bell, wasn’t connected to now 7-month-old daughter Lincoln while pregnant with her.
“I love people the more I know them, and I didn’t know her. It could have been a water bottle in my belly, that’s how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy,” she told Flare for their December cover story.
Bell became extremely worried about her absence of feelings and confessed her fears to husband Dax Shepherd.
“I kept saying to him in all sincerity during my pregnancy, ‘I just don’t know how I’m going to like her as much as I like the dogs,’” Bell said.
“I was being serious because I f—ing love my dogs; they are my children,” she continued. “But within about 24 hours after she came out, my hormones reset and they reprogrammed my feelings about her.”
The couple has two dogs, named Lola and Mr. Shakes.
These days, the 33-year-old actress cherishes the time she spends with baby Lincoln and admits that her protective instincts have definitely kicked in.
“I would really not like to see the aftermath of the first person who tries to take a picture of Lincoln,” Bell said. “There are going to be a lot of stitches.”