Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are notoriously protective of their children’s privacy, which is refreshing! They share bits and pieces, but seem to keep most of the kids’ private lives private. But in honor of daughter Delta’s third birthday, Kristen Bell shared pregnancy photos that we’ve never seen before. And they are as cute as you’d imagine they would be.

Kristen Bell shared pregnancy photos on her Instagram account. They’re so normal and relatable, you’ll forget she’s a huge star.

“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.”

Kristen added the hashtag #meshpanties to the pictures, because even famous people know that mesh panties are LIFE.

kristen bell shared pregnancy photos

Image: Instagram/@kristenanniebell

Love this picture of Dax giving her a back rub during labor. Dads getting involved in the labor and birth process will never not make us swoon.

We really love that Kristen and Dax are protective of their privacy and that of their children. Yes, they’re rich and famous and 99% of kids would recognize Kristen’s voice in a heartbeat. But they’re still people, and parents, and their kids certainly didn’t choose this life. But as much as we love their decision to keep some things to themselves, we also love these little glimpses in their lives.

The final photo Kristen shared is of her and teeny Delta snuggled up after she was born. So much peace and love in one picture.

kristen bell shared pregnancy photos

Image: Instagram/@kristenanniebell

Happiest of birthdays, Delta! And happiest of birth days, Kristen. Thanks for sharing these darling pictures! We couldn’t love you or mesh panties more.

(Image: Instagram/@kristenanniebell)