Melissa Rycroft Welcomes A Baby Girl!

Break out the pink balloons!

Melissa Rycroft gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday afternoon, a rep for the reality star confirmed to Access Hollywood.

The reality host and her husband, Tye Strickland, are now proud parents to Ava Grace Strickland, who was born at a Dallas area hospital, according to OK magazine, which was first to report the happy news.

“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 told the mag.

Ava and her mom are reportedly resting comfortably.

As previously reported on, “The Bachelor Pad” host announced she was expecting in late July 2010 after marrying Tye in December 2009.

In a July statement to Us Weekly about the baby news, Melissa said the pregnancy wasn’t planned.

“It was a shock. We weren’t even trying,” she told the mag at the time. “It’s the most wonderful surprise in the world. It’s such a blessing.”

This marks the first child for the couple.

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