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Melissa Rycroft Shows Off Her Baby Bump in a Bikini! (PHOTO)

It’s hard work being one of the most beautiful women in the world — just ask Season 13 Bachelor lady Melissa Rycroft Strickland, who finally got some much-needed R&R on December 13.

The Dallas gal posted a pic of herself on Instagram, and it looks like she’s having a lovely day in a place that is decidedly not the northeast corner of Texas. “Big bellies on the beach!! :-),” Mel captioned the shot of herself in a bikini, sporting blue skirted bottoms and a bright pink top.

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Melissa announced on the October 22 episode of Good Morning America that she and husband Tye are expecting their second baby, and things have been going swimmingly since. Always down to share the good news with her fans, Ms. Melissa later told Us Weekly that the baby would be a boy, giving two-year-old daughter Ava a brother.

She shared the news in a super fun way: Filling cupcakes with the color blue, and letting Ava take a bite of it to show everyone that a bouncing boy was on the way!

Melissa and Tye’s little one is due in the spring, but the couple seems pretty zen while they’re celebrating their fourth anniversary on the beach. “Four years ago today I married my best friend! I’m so blessed and thankful for all the love we have in our lives today, for our little girl, and now our little boy! I’m a lucky lady! Catching a 5am flight isn’t bad when it’s to somewhere fun to celebrate!!” the Dancing With the Stars champ posted on her Instagram on December 12.

Congratulations to the happy couple on four wonderful years, two lucky kids, and one beautiful day of relaxation!

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