Credit: Melissa Rycroft Strickland on Instagram Photo: Melissa Rycroft Suns Her Baby Bump on the Beach

Not long ago, some pretty enviable photos of Bachelor babe Melissa Rycroft popped up on the Internet. And while it was unclear where exactly Melissa was, two things were certain: she was on a beach and she was having the time of her life.

Now that she’s back, the mom of a nearly two year-old daughter, Ava, explains that her husband, Tye, had whisked her off on a romantic babymoon in anticipation of the couple’s second child, a son, due this spring. Melissa opened up to Wetpaint Entertainment about the trip and an exciting upcoming project!

Wetpaint Entertainment: Where did you and Tye go and what did you do?

We went to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. It was a celebration of our fourth wedding anniversary and also a babymoon. It was amazing!

We heard you went to a wild dance party?

Now, we didn't actually go to a dance party…we were lounging by the pool when the drunken debauchery broke out! It was definitely good entertainment for us. Other than that, we didn't do much more other than relax. We lounged by the pool and beach, went to the spa a few times, had some delicious food — just enjoyed our last ounce of quiet time alone before our world changes again!

Between The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars and your other appearances, you're a total TV pro. Is there any more in your future?

There is. I'm actually about to start working on a new project in January. I can't delve into too many details yet, but it's something I'm excited about! I'll be grounded here in Dallas before too long, so I want to squeeze in as much work as possible before I can't fly anymore.