Forget eight — two is enough for Kristen Bell. Seven weeks after giving birth to daughter Delta, the House of Lies actress stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she shared a funny story about giving birth for a second time and revealed that she and husband Dax Shepard are done having kids.
“This feels like a vacation coming here, it really does,” she joked to DeGeneres. “Everyone here speaks in full sentences, and no one’s asked me to wipe their buns…yet. So, yeah, I’m very happy to be out of the house right now.”
Asked whether she planned to add more little ones to her brood in the future, the 34-year-old Veronica Mars alum was emphatic in her answer. “No. No, no. We don’t want to be outnumbered,” she quipped. “Until, I suppose, I accidentally get pregnant and my third child watches this clip and realizes that he was an accident. Sorry, honey. No, but we’re gonna cap it at two.”
Bell added that her hubby already feels kind of outnumbered being the only male in a house with her and their two daughters. “He likes to say he never thought he’d be surrounded by so many women and not having this much sex,” she quipped.
Shepard actually stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show not that long ago, in January, recounting in graphic detail how his wife’s body was “completely disassembled” during her C-section.
“He’s very dramatic,” Bell said, noting that the saga was nearly as traumatic for her. “To be honest, my perspective was — as someone who has never experimented with drugs — I really enjoyed it. It was kind of a wonderful experience for me,” she shared. “While they were doing it, I actually thought, ‘What else could we get done down there? Maybe lengthen the shins? I’ve always wanted to be like 5’ 7″. Just anything to keep the epidural flowing.”
When the epidural did wear off, things got a little crazy. “I’m sitting in my hospital bed and I say to Dax, ‘Well, I think the epidural has finally worn off,'” she recalled. “And he looks over and I am scratching holes in my face like a meth addict, and I’m like, ‘I think it might be time to re-up. I don’t know, um, it’s definitely worn off.'”
The nurse gave her “a little bit of Benadryl to help with the itching and to put [her] to sleep” — but it ended up having kind of the opposite effect. “What a cocktail,” the second-time mom quipped. “I had a lot more to say than when I’m sober, believe that or not. I started telling all these stories, and later [Dax] tells me I was taking 30-second pauses in between ‘and’ and ‘the.’ And I would just…go out.”
The Benadryl also awakened some unusual shopping habits within her. “Do you know what looks really good when you’re on that stuff?” she asked DeGeneres. “Handbags. Or throw pillows and rugs. I was just, like, ‘Bing, bing! Internet shopping! Woo!’ Thank god I didn’t remember my credit card number…Honestly, a picture of a throw pillow was as mind-blowing as seeing The Matrix for the first time. That’s how I felt.”
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