Kristen Bell On Motherhood "Better Than I Expected"

Kristen Bell on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Kristen Bell on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Two months after Kristen Bell gave birth to little Lincoln, the Veronica Mars actress makes her first official post-baby appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show's June 3 episode. The 32-year-old says she's having "a lot of fun" taking care of her newborn daughter with fiance Dax Shepard.

"It's actually better than I expected," she says of motherhood. "It's pretty wonderful." Bell boasts that Parenthood's Shepard, 38, is "the best" dad. "It's like he's just made a new best friend," she explains. "He just talks to her all the time. And sings to her all day. It's wonderful."

Bell chose not to share a picture of her baby on TV, joking that she and Shepard are "not quite positive that [Lincoln] wants to be a public figure yet."

 (Kristen and her hubby were actually caught with their baby by a photographer for the first time on May 30.)

 (Kristen and her hubby were actually caught with their baby by a photographer for the first time on May 30.)

"We're going to leave that up to her," Bell explains. "If she wants to, she can do a bunch of selfies. Who cares? But we're just not going to make that decision for her."

Bell also reveals that Lincoln has "always been Dax's favorite name" -- which is not too surprising, given that their daughter shares a name with Shepard's prized 1967 Lincoln Continental. The former Heroes star jokes that Shepard got to choose the moniker because "he is substantially bigger than I am, so I lost."