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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are expecting a baby

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Advice from celebs for this Mom- and Dad- to-Be

Congratulations to Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell! The engaged pair is expecting their first child in the spring.

Dax Shepard, 37, is going to experience Parenthood for real in the spring. He and fiance Kristen Bell, 32, are expecting their first child. We couldn't be happier for the vegan couple who have vowed to hold off on marriage until their gay and lesbian friends can legally marry too.

“They're so excited — they're both ecstatic. They can't wait to become parents,“ a source told People.com.

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Becoming Mom and Dad

The couple, who've been engaged since 2010, spoke earlier this year about how they wanted to start a family — even if they were holding off on marriage. Now, they are on their way and already experiencing the reality of pregnancy.

That's right, Bell had to deal with the dreaded morning sickness, the source said to People.com. The good news? It's subsided.

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Working motherhood

Bell, who is currently filming her second season of House of Lies, is a busy actress who's appeared in numerous films including Hit and Run, in which she co-starred with Shepard. (And, of course, Shepard is the hottie dad from Parenthood.) While managing a busy schedule like that is challenging pre-baby, it's even more so when motherhood (and fatherhood!) is in the mix.

How do other celebs handle it?

Melissa Joan Hart, star of Melissa & Joey, relies on her iPhone calendar to keep track of her appointments and to-dos — for work and her kids. “My secret is the calendar on my iPhone and setting alarms on that to make sure that I don’t forget things like picking up a present for the birthday party or remembering snacks for the soccer game,“ Hart told SheKnows.

Ali Landry also makes it a priority to be present with her children — putting down the phone and shutting off the email. “I am trying to figure it out like everybody else. Each day is a new day,” Landry revealed to SheKnows.

And one more thing about that busy schedule — stars including Hart and Elizabeth Banks choose to bring their kids on location with them while filming. That lets them still be there with their kids, even while working.

Best wishes to the parents-to-be!

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Image credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN.com

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