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Well, this is pretty much as precious as it gets.

A couple days after giving birth to her second baby, Melissa Rycroft posted a photo of new son Beckett being held by three-year old daughter Ava... with some assistance from dad Tye Strickland.

"The start of a new, lifelong relationship," the former Bachelor winner captioned this adorable image:

Melissa Rycroft Baby Pic

Coo over that precious family photo now, then flip through many other celebrity babies (and/or their parents) who entered the world in 2014:

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Melissa Rycroft is officially a second-time mother.

The former Dancing with the Stars contestant - who was originally selected by Jason Mesnick on The Bachelor, only to be quickly dumped for Molly Mesnick - welcomed a son into the world yesterday.

Her rep confirmed the exciting news to People.

Melissa Rycroft Photograph

Beckett Thomas Strickland was born to Rycroft and husband Tye in the afternoon, weighing in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and measuring 19.2 inches in length.

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Melissa Rycroft is feeling blue at the moment. But for a very exciting reason.

The former The Bachelor contestant is pregnant with a boy!

Rycroft, husband Tye Strickland and daughter Ava confirmed this news via an adorable photo on Instagram and an interview wit Us Weekly.

Melissa Rycroft and Family

"Tye, he's such a guy's guy, so personally I'm really happy he gets to do all his boy stuff," Rycroft tells the magazine of her second child. "It's so funny the first thing out of his mouth was, 'I feel so much responsibility now!' I was like, 'Um have you not felt it the past two and a half years?'

"I guess there's something to be said about the same sex parent taking the bulk of [responsibility]."

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Melissa Rycroft and her husband Tye Strickland are expecting their second child together! She confirmed the news this morning on Good Morning America.

Melissa Rycroft and Tye Strickland Picture

The Bachelor star, 30, works as a correspondent for GMA after winning the ABC show (only to be dumped for the runner-up), and going Dancing With the Stars.

She's due next spring. The baby-to-be will join sister Ava, Melissa Rycroft Strickland's 2-year-old daughter. The couple tied the knot in December 2009.

Rycroft joked this year that Ava isn't super-keen on the idea of having a little brother or sister. Guess she'll have to rethink that whether she likes it or not!

"We're getting close now [to having another child]," she said. "When we ask Ava [if she wants a sibling], she says she doesn't want to share. She's so spoiled!"

Congratulations to the whole family. Even you, Ava!

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Melissa Rycroft had her heart broken on The Bachelor, found love with a hometown guy in Tye Strickland, then went on to Dancing With the Stars fame.

With the birth of daughter Ava last month, the last piece of her unexpected “happily ever after” fairy tale fell into place. Words cannot describe it.

“People always say you’ll never know true love until you have a child. It’s a hard thing to understand, but it is on a totally different level,” says Melissa.

Melissa Rycroft, Baby

OH, BABY! For Melissa Rycroft, it's a dream come true.

“I look at this little girl and realize there’s nothing I love more in the world,” Melissa tells OK! “There are no feelings that compare to my feelings for her.”

It's been a crazy ride in less than two years for the girl who was briefly engaged to Jason Mesnick, only to be dumped for Molly Malaney right afterward.

Everything worked out for the best. Will this season have a happy ending, as well? Check out The Bachelor spoilers here for the latest on how it ends.

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Melissa Rycroft Strickland is now a mom. She and husband Tye Strickland welcomed daughter Ava Grace on Wednesday afternoon in Dallas on Wednesday!

Ava Grace Strickland is the first child for the pair, who married in December 2009 in Mexico. Mother and child are resting comfortably and happy.

"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," she said.

Melissa and Tye Strickland

The Stricklands have welcomed their newest family member.

The onetime Bachelor contestant – who was famously dumped by Jason Mesnick after becoming engaged in an After the Final Rose stunner – said earlier this year that the surprise turn of events had been an enormous blessing in her life.

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

Melissa Rycroft also made the Dancing With the Stars finals. Congratulations to the Texas beauty and her husband on this joyous moment in their lives.

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Melissa Rycroft was probably seeing red for a time after Jason Mesnick rejected her on The Bachelor in favor of Molly Malaney. But now she's thinking pink!

She and husband Tye Strickland are expecting a girl!

The pregnant reality star broke her silence on the little one's gender, revealing to The Talk that her first child, due in February, will be of the female variety.

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So much to celebrate for recently-married Tye and Melissa.

Presented with pink and blue-themed presents by co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert and Leah Remini as they guessed the sex of the baby, Melissa Rycroft said, "Of the gifts in my lap, I think I'm going to take home ... the pink!"

Congratulations again!

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While the supposed baby news of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom has not actually been addressed by the couple, there's no doubt about this one:

Melissa Rycroft is pregnant!

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"It was a shock. We weren't even trying," the former Bachelor winner, who married insurance agent Tye Strickland in December, tells Us Weekly.

"It's the most wonderful surprise in the world. It's such a blessing."

Blessed she may be, but the co-host of ABC's Bachelor Pad says starting a family was the last thing on her mind. Someone forgot to tell Tye that.

Tye and Melissa Rycroft Strickland are starting a family!

"He wanted to have kids right away, and I was laughing at him going, 'No, not ready!'" Melissa Rycroft said. "He's actually cried more than I have."

Rycroft says that her solid relationship with her man has helped her stay calm: "Tye is caring, he's funny. He's going to be a great dad."

Interestingly, she says she's hoping for a boy, while Tye wants a girl. Either way, "We're going to find out as soon as we can," she says.

Melissa, who received the final rose from Jason Mesnick during the 2009 season of The Bachelor, only to have him break up with her for Molly Malaney (who he later married), is "eating everything in sight" and may "gain 90 pounds."

She'd still look great. Congratulations, Melissa and Tye!