Melissa Rycroft Has Baby Girl!

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Melissa Rycroft has baby girl!

It’s a baby girl for Melissa Rycroft Strickland!

She and her husband welcomed a daughter today, Ava Grace Strickland.  Ava Grace was born in Dallas, Texas, weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz.

“Our lives have changed so much in the last two years and today we’ve been blessed with the best change ever, our beautiful baby girl,” the Stricklands told People.

“Everything is wonderful and life is exactly as it should be,” she said.

Rycroft’s rep confirmed to People that she gave birth on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 16th.

Rycroft, known for her appearance on The Bachelor, had been engaged to Jason Mesnick on the show but then was famously dumped.

This is Melissa and Tye’s first child!  The couple were married in December 2009.

Congratulations to Melissa!