Credit: Melissa Rycroft on Twitter

Can you believe it’s been almost three years since Melissa Rycroft welcomed her baby daughter, Ava Grace? How the years have flown!

The proud mom posted this flashback photo on Instagram on February 13. “Little #TBT since my baby girl turns 3 in a few days....Gone by wayyy too fast :-(,” she wrote.

It’s crazy how much Melissa’s little munchkin has changed in three years! The tow-headed tot is all grown up, and her little features couldn’t be more cherubic or cute. Her eyes are big and blue. Her formerly brown hair has shifted to a light blonde. And don’t even get us started on that big white bow. Adorable.

The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars vet, 30, welcomed Ava on February 16, 2011... just two days after Valentine’s Day. Melissa had been friends with Ava’s dad, Tye Strickland, since before her time on the Bachelor. The two reconnected after Melissa’s time on the show, and tied the knot in Mexico in December 2009.

At birth, Ava Grace Strickland weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz, and her parents gushed to People, “Today we've been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl."

These days, Melissa is pregnant with baby No. 2, a boy, and the little one is set to arrive later this year. Preparing for a new baby seems to have gotten Miss Mel thinking about the time when little Ava was just a newborn.

Source: Melissa Rycroft on Twitter