Credit: Melissa Rycroft on Instagram Photo: Ava Grace and Newborn Brother Beckett Thomas Strickland in April 2014

Just two days after giving birth to her second child, Beckett Thomas Strickland, Melissa Rycroft Strickland has posted her first pic of the little one!

The Season 13 Bachelor alumna welcomed her son into the world on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, as she reported to People magazine yesterday. Daughter Ava Grace, 3, was super excited to welcome her baby brother home to the Strickland clan, as the first snap of the siblings shows.

“He’s perfect and beautiful. 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,” Mel told the mag. And from the looks of the sweet way the yellow bow-clad Ava is cradling her little bro, it looks like she’s well on the way to winning the Sister of the Year award.

Baby Beckett was born in the afternoon, weighing 7 lbs, 7 ounces. We’re not sure how soon after his birth this pic was snapped, but it could’ve been only a bit after his arrival. In the shot of Ava and husband Tye supporting his new son, the swaddled babe looks like he’s sleeping comfortably in his sister’s arms.

Ava just celebrated her birthday in February and Melissa posted a TBT of her daughter back when she was just a tiny newborn. We can’t wait to see Beckett grow up and into his role as little bro!

SourceMelissa Rycroft on Instagram


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