The Bachelor Season 13 alum and Dancing With the Stars All-Stars winner gave birth to her second child — first son — on Sunday, April 20, her rep told People.
Melissa and husband Tye Strickland welcomed Beckett Thomas Strickland on Easter Sunday afternoon, and he weighed in at 7 lbs, 7 ounces, measuring 19.2 inches long.
Melissa recently tweeted about her son taking longer to cook than his big sister, Ava Grace, 3. "I know babies come when they're ready, but I'm ready to help him pack his bags!” she teased.
He just wanted to arrive on an extra special day!
“He’s perfect and beautiful," Melissa told People. "Ava can’t wait for us to bring him home to be able to show us all of the big sister duties she’s been practicing." Aww!
Back in November, when she found out she was carrying a boy, Mel told People, “I feel very lucky that I get to experience the bond between mother and daughter and between mother and son. I hope he’s a little mama’s boy.”
We’re so excited for the whole Strickland family. And welcome to Bachelor Nation, little Beckett!