Warning: This ridiculously sweet photo just might be the cutest thing you’ll see all day. (Unless, of course, you happen to be sitting next to a family of adorable newborn kittens. In which case, can we switch lives? Thanks.)

But back to this photo. Stop petting the kittens for just a moment and take a look. Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars vet Melissa Rycroft recently posted this photo with her tiny daughter, Ava, on Instagram, and it’s all sorts of perfe.

As her cutely protruding belly clearly shows, Melissa is currently pregnant with her second baby. She and husband Tye Strickland are expecting a little boy, and Mel recently told Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively that little Ava “loves rubbing my belly and giving him kisses.” Based on this photo, that definitely seems to be the case!

Little man getting kisses from his big sister :-)#lovemylife #luckymama” Melissa captioned her photo. We can’t get over the fact that Mel and her nearly two-year-old daughter are dressed in coordinating pink pajamas, and the full picture is enough to melt even the most kitten-hating heart.

Pregnancy can be tough, there’s no doubt. But we’re willing to bet that at moments like this, it all feels more than worth it.

Source: Melissa Rycroft on Instagram



Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!