OK! EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Rycroft Welcomes Baby Girl Ava!

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Feb. 16 2011, Published 12:35 p.m. ET

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Congratulations to Melissa Rycroft and her hubby Tye Strickland! OK! can exclusively reveal that the loving couple are now happy parents to daughter Ava Grace Strickland, born this afternoon at a Dallas area hospital.

Ava and mother are both resting comfortably.

“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,” Melissa tells OK!.

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Melissa told OK! in an exclusive interview weeks before she gave birth that she was excited, but had to work on keeping Tye calm!

"We had our first 'is this it or isn't it' moment, and I realized that Tye is not going to remain calm when the moment does come," Melissa, host of Bachelor Pad, revealed.

We hope he stayed strong for his wife!


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