Melissa, who is expecting her second child — and first boy — with husband Tye Strickland, tweeted a baby bump update on January 5: “Six Months in....just a few more to go before we meet this baby boy...!!”
She linked to the photo (below left) of her subtle bump and fit body in winter leggings. She looks amazing (and even the dog can’t help checking out her boots).
Melissa was pregnant at this time in 2011, too. She and Tye welcomed daughter Ava Grace Strickland on February 16 of that year, so the first mini-Rycroft/Strickland is closing in on 3 years old.
The Bachelor Season 13 alum and hubby celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary in December with a fun-filled babymoon in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, where Mel showed off her baby bump in a bikini.
This month, Melissa told Wetpaint Entertainment she plans to head to New York to pick out baby boy's furniture at Bellini. “I'm so excited to get to experience the bond between a mother and daughter AND a mother and son,” Melissa said. “I feel very blessed.”
She added that Ava is now excited to have a sibling. “However, she has no idea that in a few short months, her life is going to be turned upside down, too,” Melissa told Wetpaint. “She loves rubbing my belly and giving him kisses….but we'll have to see how good she's going to be at the sharing thing once he's actually here.”
Aww. It’s tough to give up your spot as the center of the universe!
Good luck to the whole family! Here’s hoping they name the baby Chris Harrison, Tom Bergeron or Juan Pablo Strickland...