Melissa Rycroft Reveals Baby's Gender in the Sweetest Possible Way

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Melissa Rycroft and family

OMG. This is so adorable, you aren't going to be able to stand it. Now that the news is out that she's expecting baby number two with husband Tye Strickland, I guess there was really no need to keep the details of her pregnancy under wraps. Bachelor alum Melissa Rycroft has revealed her baby's gender -- but just wait until you hear how she broke the news to her family.

Instead of showing them the ultrasound photo or simply flat out telling them whether she's expecting a boy or a girl -- Melissa decided to get a bit more creative and spill the beans in a very sweet way.

She held a small gathering and had cupcakes prepared for the group to enjoy with the color blue or pink inside to reveal the baby's sex. And then she had her 2-year-old daughter, Ava, bite into the first cupcake -- which was a lovely shade of BLUE!

Yep -- Melissa is having a boy. (One of each. You gotta love it.) And while she admits being so excited, it sounds like Tye is even more over the moon about raising a son. She told Us Weekly:

Tye, he's such a guy's guy, so personally I'm really happy he gets to do all his boy stuff. It's so funny the first thing out of his mouth was, 'I feel so much responsibility now!' I was like, 'Um have you not felt it the past two and a half years?' I guess there's something to be said about the same sex parent taking the bulk of [responsibility].

She went on to talk about how she teaches Ava ballet and all kinds of girly stuff and added: "Now it's kind of his turn to teach somebody how to throw and catch a ball and go outside and find worms."

But let's get back to that gender reveal -- aren't you absolutely loving how Melissa made sure Ava was such a huge part of announcing her baby sibling's sex to the rest of the family? It just goes to show what a great mom she is and how important her little girl is to her. Aww. I know she thinks Tye is the one who will enjoy doing all the "guy" stuff with their new edition -- but something tells me she's going to have the "boy mom" thing down in no time. (Oh, Melissa -- you just wait ... you're going to fall in love!)

How did you announce the sex of your baby?


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Denise Morgan Kobel Wheelock

Cute, but it's nothing new.  I have been to showers, or just gatherings where this was done


Austi... Austinsmommy12

I was thinking the same thing.

I bought a boy outfit for each set of grandparents and wrapped it up like a present for them to open. Then I gave them all a blue album chronicling the growth of the baby, and the last ultrasound photo was the one that read "boy". With my girl I just called everyone because I was absolutely ecstatic I was getting the girl I prayed for. I couldn't hold out for a gender reveal lol.

hopea... hopealways4019

Im so happy for them. Happy melissa found true love, that bachelor guy was a jerk, dumping her on national tv. So happy for them, they are a very lovely family.

Jenny Cole

We were a wedding reception that my little boy's daddy was dj'ing that also happened to be my sister's friend.. my little girl had her outfit on when we got there... then I secretly took her in the bathroom and changed her into a shirt that said "Im the big sister".. took a little bit for my sister to notice the shirt and then realize what we were telling her lol.

nonmember avatar Alicia O

Very subtle but I thought it would be nice to use Facebook to tell my friends and family since they knew I was going.

I made two family feud boards. One said "What does this baby have that the other one doesn't?" and the #1 answer was "BOY PARTS" and the other one said "What do these two babies have in common?" the answer was, of course, "GIRL PARTS"! Well come to find out, we used the 1st one and it took people a minute to figure it out but, they got it. =) ♥

nonmember avatar julia

She revealed the SEX of the fetus, not the gender.

Allison Parmley

When my sister in law found out what she was having, it was around Christmas time. So, they didn't tell anyone what they were having until our Christmas day. As a present for the grandparents, she gave them a collage picture which read family and had each one of the grandkids. One picture however, was covered with wrapping paper. When they took the paper off it was an ultrasound picture confirming she was having the first granddaughter!!
I thought it was pretty special!

azeve... azeventdiva

First 2 I didn't find out the sex, so there was nothing to reveal :)

3rd & 4th, we found out for ourselves. Told people, but didn't make a big deal about it.

nonmember avatar Aundria Premo

Julia, sex & gender are the same thing dear. And fetus is just the stage of development that her BABY is in. It means "little one."

mommy... mommy2lexinmark

the first 5 just told everyone...#6 we did the cake with pink frosting on the inside! soo much fun!

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