Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for VH1 Photo: Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Kristen Bell is one happily married lady and mommy — but she wasn’t always so sure it would work out that way.

“I kept saying to [Dax] 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,’” Kristen said to Flare Magazine of her daughter, Lincoln. “I was being serious. Because I f—king love my dogs. They are my children.”

And you know that instant connection many moms claim to feel to their babies as soon as they see their first ultrasound? Just didn’t happen for Kristen.

“I love people the more I know them, and I just didn’t know her,” Kristen explained. “It could’ve been a water bottle in my belly, that’s about how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy. But within 24 hours after she came out, my hormones reset, and they reprogrammed my feelings about her.”

And as far as new husband Dax is concerned, if they’d met when they were teenagers, Kristen’s convinced they would not have hit it off.

“He was a drug addict and he was wild, and I was very much a good girl who went to Catholic school,” Kristen said. “He is also five years older than I am.”

While that may be true, we’re glad they eventually did meet and hit it off when the timing is right. And we think it’s safe to say Lincoln is glad, too — although she better keep her fingers crossed that Mom never adopts a sloth.

Source: Flare Magazine