“We know the sex of our baby,” she says happily, although she and her husband Tye Strickland are keeping it a secret. “We can now narrow down the names to just one gender.”
With that question answered, Rycroft, who’s due in February, is enjoying a very easy pregnancy.
“Pregnant cravings are the one thing that I really want to experience,” she says, “and I’m not. My doctor says sometimes people don’t get to experience it. I have no cravings, no aversions, smells don’t bother me, no morning sickness, none of that. I’ve really gotten lucky. Not even heartburn.”
In fact, the only thing Rycroft, 27, has that proves she’s pregnant is a growing midsection.
“All I’ve got is the belly,” she laughs, pulling her T-shirt tight across her baby bump. “I like it. I was nervous about what my body was going to do, but I try to eat healthy and maintain somewhat of a workout schedule so that the weight I put on is a healthy weight. So far, it seems to be working for me.”
And what about the name? Will she give us a hint? “Tye and I have definitely been doing the name game, but we haven’t definitely picked one out,” she says. “We’re down to two possible names, so now it’s time to make a decision.”
And when they do choose the name, will they tell anyone? Rycroft just laughs. “I’m not telling,” she says with a cagey smile. “It’s a secret.”
– Steve Helling