'Bachelor's' Melissa Rycroft Is a Mom

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It's a girl!

Melissa Rycroft Strickland, who appeared on The Bachelor, welcomed a daughter with her husband, insurance agent Tye Strickland, on Wednesday, her rep confirms to People.

Ava Grace Strickland was born in Dallas and weighed 6 lbs, 13 oz.

"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, 27, tells People.

Jason Mesnick called off his engagement to Rycroft on the After the Final Rose special. Rycroft went on to wed Strickland in Mexico in December 2009, and become a correspondent for Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight.

"Everything is wonderful and life is exactly as it should be," Rycroft said of her life.

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