Celebrity Baby Blog / Melissa Rycroft

Melissa Rycroft on Life with Three Kids: ‘It’s Constant Chaos!’

07/01/2016 at 01:30 PM ET

It’s not that being a parent becomes easier the more babies you have, but you just have less time to sweat the small stuff.

So says Melissa Rycroft, who welcomed her third child, son Cayson Jack, on May 18.

“The third one comes and bless his heart, he just has to tag along,” Rycroft, also mom to daughter Ava Grace, 5, and son Beckett Thomas, 2, with husband Tye Strickland, tells PEOPLE.

“He’s had to fit into our routine. Life keeps going! It’s not as hard as I thought it was going to be. But it’s definitely not easy!”

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Melissa Rycroft Welcomes Son Cayson Jack – See His First Photo

05/18/2016 at 08:15 PM ET

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The newest Bachelor baby has arrived!

Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland welcomed their third child on the evening of Wednesday, May 18, PEOPLE confirms.

Son Cayson Jack Strickland weighed in at 8 lbs., 12 oz. and joins older siblings Ava Grace, 5, and Beckett Thomas, 2.

“Welcome to the world, little one,” the new mom of three tweeted, along with a black-and-white photo of her and her newborn baby boy.

Former Dancing with the Stars champ and Bachelor winner Rycroft announced the impending arrival of the couple’s third child on Instagram in November, in a photo featuring their kids holding handprint-emblazoned signs reading “Big Brother” and “And then there were five.”

“This is definitely the last one … probably…” Rycroft captioned the sweet family photo. Soon after, they announced they were expecting a boy.
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Melissa Rycroft: Why We’re Keeping Our Third Baby’s Sex a Secret

12/17/2015 at 12:15 PM ET

A family of five is the perfect number for Melissa Rycroft.

After announcing her third pregnancy with husband Tye Strickland in an adorable social media post in November, the former Bachelor star and Dancing with the Stars champ says this “is the last pregnancy announcement” she’ll ever make.

“We will be outnumbered!” Rycroft, 32, tells PEOPLE. “I know I’m not the first person in the world to have three children, but it’s going to be an adjustment.”

Rycroft’s kids, Ava Grace, 4½, and Beckett Thomas, 19 months, can’t wait for the newest member of their family to arrive in the spring.

“[Ava] gets it totally, she knows there’s a baby in my tummy,” Rycroft says. “She talks to the baby every night. It’s really sweet!”

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Melissa Rycroft Expecting Third Child

11/04/2015 at 10:00 PM ET

Melissa Rycroft is pregnant — again!

The Bachelor alum is expecting her third child with husband Tye Strickland, she announced Wednesday on Instagram.

In the fun family photo, Rycroft cradles son Beckett Thomas, 18 months, while Strickland has daughter Ava Grace, 4½, on his shoulders as they hold signs revealing the pregnancy.

“This is definitely the last one … probably …” writes Rycroft, 32.

But will the third time be the charm? The former reality star jokingly hashtags the announcement, “#maybethisonewilllooklikeme.”

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Melissa Rycroft: Why Two Kids Is an ‘Emotionally’ Hard Adjustment

10/13/2014 at 01:30 PM ET

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Melissa Rycroft‘s days on the dance floor are finally paying off.

Now mom to 3½-year-old daughter Ava Grace and 5-month-old son Beckett Thomas, the former Dancing with the Stars champ is constantly on her feet.

“I used to have all of this free time even with my one child, I have one more and I don’t sit down anymore, so it’s crazy,” Rycroft, 31, told PEOPLE before she headed off to host the Smirnoff Ice “Ladies with Game” Tailgate Party on Oct. 2.

“On one hand, I’m used to the fact that it takes me 30 minutes to get out of the house. I’ve got that down, and I know that if I want to just up and get my nails done, I can’t.”

While the working mom first learned that parenting lesson after she welcomed Ava in 2011, juggling two children has its new set of challenges.

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Melissa Rycroft Welcomes Son Beckett Thomas

04/21/2014 at 10:50 AM ET

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What did the Easter bunny bring? A baby boy!

Melissa Rycroft welcomed her second child with husband Tye Strickland on Sunday, April 20, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Born in the afternoon, weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz., and measuring 19.2 inches, Beckett Thomas Strickland joins big sister Ava Grace, 3.

“This little guy has been teasing us about his arrival for the last month so it is only fitting that he surprise us with his arrival on Easter Sunday,” Rycroft says in a statement.

“He’s perfect and beautiful. Ava can’t wait for us to bring him home to be able to show us all of the big sister duties she’s been practicing.”

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Melissa Rycroft Thanks Juan Pablo Galavis for Being Controversial

03/12/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

The Bachelor finale has many fans fuming — but past contestant Melissa Rycroft isn’t one of them.

“I have to thank Juan Pablo [Galavis] for being controversial, because I think he took the heat off of our season,” Rycroft, who was infamously chosen by Jason Mesnick before being dumped for runner-up Molly Malaney (whom he later married) on the 2009 Final Rose episode, jokes to PEOPLE.

Rycroft, 31, has certainly found her happy ending off-screen. The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is expecting her second childa boy! — with husband Tye Strickland next month, and she started an online business that allows fellow mothers-to-be to sell and buy maternity and baby clothing.

Belly Bumps & Beyond, launched in February, already boasts more than 200 items in its inventory. For $1, users can put their gently used outfits on the market. (Think eBay for moms.) The idea, Rycroft says, is to offer expectant parents affordable and chic outfits for themselves and their children.

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