Melissa Rycroft Is in Pregnancy Planning Mode
Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland, who are expecting a girl this February, are wasting no time sorting out the details.
“I’m a very anxious person and I’m organized, and I need to know things,” Rycroft told PEOPLE Saturday at CAAF‘s 17th Annual Dream Halloween Party, where the couple dressed as Snooki and Pauly from Jersey Shore.
That includes a name, which they’ve already picked. They’re keeping it a secret until the baby is born, but Rycroft, 27, says it “came to us pretty easily.”
The Bachelor and Dancing With the Stars alum has had a fairly seamless pregnancy so far, but she admits that one thing has been missing: weird food cravings.
“I found out I was pregnant and was like, ‘Oh great, I can totally gross people out with some really disgusting craving,'” she says. “But it wasn’t like that. I eat sno-cones and cereal.”
She’s not even jonesing for donuts and cupcakes, which is good. “I’d rather eat clean if I’m not having cravings,” Rycroft says, “I’m trying to stay active and have the weight that I gain be healthy weight, so it’s easier to take off.”
For his part, Strickland said he “wanted a girl all along” and hopes the baby takes after his wife. “I just hope she looks like Melissa,” he said, “I look at all these pictures of Melissa as a baby, and that’s probably what we are going to have.”
Adds Rycroft: “I just can’t wait to meet her. I just can’t wait to see what she looks like and who she’s going to act like.”
— Michelle Ward