Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Last holiday season, when I was pregnant with twins, here’s how things went: Husband did the heavy lifting. I napped and ate. Honestly, watching him scurry around and do all the work while I relaxed was a pleasant change—and a pretty enjoyable way to spend the holidays! (And hey, when it comes to pregnancy, the overall distribution of, ahem, labor is still more than fair to the partner.)
Apparently, it’s just the same in the household of Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, who’s pregnant with baby number two. Us has an exclusive first look at a Samsung commercial starring the pair—and their pups!—all decked out in matching holiday gear, getting their home tricked out for the season.
Well, more specifically, Shepard is getting the home all holiday-fied, while Bell turns on the fireplace with the click of a button, eats popcorn meant for decorating the tree, and pipes frosting directly into her mouth while trimming a gingerbread house. She says, “I can’t even tie my shoes at this point!”
Bell told Us that the scene is pretty close to reality in her home. “We are both complete and utter holiday junkies. Any excuse we have to celebrate a little more, it feels very natural to us! We’re just showing people a snapshot of our real life,” she said.
Shepard echoed the sentiment. “It’s literally our favorite season, our favorite time of the year.”
Shepard also had a few things to say about his pregnant wife’s ability to manage basic physical tasks—things that I know my own husband can relate to. “It’s like sleeping next to a giant wounded elk who’s been hit by a semi and won’t die — snoring, drooling, grunting, kicking, getting up and walking.”
Sounds about right!
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Monday, June 23rd, 2014
And baby makes four! Frozen star Kristen Bell and her Parenthood-starring husband Dax Shepard are getting ready to add a little sister or brother for daughter Lincoln, now 15 months. The couple announced the news today to Entertainment Tonight.
“I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln,” the rep says, according to Us Magazine. “The whole family is beyond excited.”
That’ll mean the pair have two kiddos under the age of two—which should be VERY exciting and busy for them. (No wonder Kristen has talked recently about scaling back her career a bit to spend time with her family—as anyone with two really young kids knows, it’s never a dull moment!) Hopefully, it won’t put the kibosh on a few projects that she’s talked about, including potentially reprising her role of Anna in a Broadway version of Frozen.
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Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Pregnancy sex can be a bit of a tug-of-war. Most men think it’s creepy to be getting it on when there’s a baby on board. Meanwhile, pregnant women’s hormones are at an all-time high, making their sex drives even greater than usual. While I was pregnant, I thought I finally knew what it would be like to be a man: I thought about sex all of the time!
Unfortunately for two pregnant celebrities it seems their husbands’ need to do the deed isn’t as strong when she’s with child. Kristen Cavallari recently told Fit Pregnancy that her football player husband, Jay Cutler, is weirded out by pregnancy sex. “Sex is funny when you’re pregnant,” said Kristin. “Guys get weird about it. I’m like, ‘Oh Jay, the baby’s kicking!’ and he’s like, not wanting to know about it.”
Her advice to women in the same boat? “It’s important for women to realize—if your guy is a little weirded out but isn’t good at expressing that, it can be isolating.” She also says that taking baths together and a little sexy lingerie can help smooth things over.
Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett can relate. In a recent blog for People, she confessed her hubby Hank Baskett has refused to have sex with her during the third trimester. In true TMI form, Kendra wrote: ‘I’m round, tired, grouchy, smelly and horny! Why would he want to touch me?!. When I cough, I either fart, pee or cramp!” Totally gross, but totally true! Lots of things become out of your control once you’re pregnant—including bodily functions.
But it’s not all bad news, ladies. Some men seem to get even more turned on when a woman is pregnant, like Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell’s husband. She said on an episode of Conan that he loved pregnancy sex because, “he felt like he was with a completely different woman.” She went on to say that it was like “legally cheating.” “I was also involved and he kind of got a freebie that didn’t hurt anybody’s feelings.”
And apparently Dax isn’t alone. Angelina Jolie told Entertainment Weekly that pregnancy sex is “great for the sex life. It just makes you a lot more creative so you have fun.” And Jessica Simpson confessed to Ryan Seacrest that when she’s pregnant her sex drive is unstoppable. “The Big O is, like, the biggest O ever,” she said (I agree that pregnancy sex can be some of the best sex ever: Read this).
Only time will tell how you, your body, and your baby daddy will feel about pregnancy sex throughout your pregnancy (it could change from trimester to trimester and your sex positions will likely need to change, too), but please promise me you’ll try to push negative thoughts out of your head about how big you’ve gotten and how if your guy isn’t into pregnancy sex, it’s because he doesn’t find you attractive. That is so not true! More often than not, the guy just feels like he and his enormous manlihood could somehow harm the baby, or that it’s the same as having sex in front of your kid after he or she’s born. So just talk to him, calm his fears, and get busy. You know you wanna!
TELL US: Are you and your guy on the same page with pregnancy sex, or does one of you want it more than the other?
Image of pregnant couple in bed courtesy of Shutterstock.
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