While some parents post cute photos of their children for their birthday, Kristen Bell took a hilarious alternative route for her daughter Delta's third birthday and shared never-before-seen photos from the hospital room before giving birth three years ago. We can always count on Kristen and Dax Shepard for a good laugh about the harsh realities of parenting, but who knew that someone could actually have fun while going into labor? Well, maybe not fun, but a mix of painful laughs, back rubs, and, of course, #meshpanties was what agonizing hours of labor looked like for Kristen the second time around.
"Three years ago today. 47lbs heavier. Getting through painful contractions with back rubs 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," she captioned the sweet collection of photos above.
There's no shortage of cute photos of Kristen and Dax Shepard out there, but since the couple have never been the type to share photos of daughters Lincoln, 4, and Delta, 3, these candid pregnancy photos will definitely suffice. We see Kristen on a birthing ball, Dax giving her a soothing back rub, some sexy IV pole action to relieve the tension of tight hips, and finally, a sweet photo of Kristen cradling her newborn years ago.
Some users have commented, "Best birthing photos the world has to offer" and "I love how raw these photos are, Motherhood fits you beautifully," and we couldn't agree more!