August 14, 2010 05:00 PM

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She may be long done with The Bachelor, but Melissa Rycroft isn’t closing the doors on her days as a reality star quite yet.

Due with her first child in February, Rycroft wouldn’t be opposed to a documentary following her and husband Tye Strickland‘s journey as first-time parents.

“I watch Bethenny Getting Married? I don’t know if it’s as women or what, you’re just kind of drawn to someone having a baby and going through the process,” the expectant mama, 27, tells PARADE.

“I don’t know what’s about to happen in the next few months with my body and my relationship, there’s going to be so many changes. It could be a fun process to have everybody watch us go through a scary time like that, but it could also be a train wreck!”

That said, experiencing her first pregnancy in the spotlight has been nothing but “the best of both worlds” for Rycroft.

“We can go through it at home and then come out and tell people what we’re going through,” she says.

“It’s such an exciting time, and we were very excited to announce it and excited to find out all the little things of what it looks like, is it going to be a boy or a girl … I’m sure we will share our journey just because we’re excited, but I don’t know how much of it that we’ll share.”

And although the pregnancy took the couple by surprise — “Once we got over the initial shocks … it quickly faded from those fears to just excitement and what a blessing that this was handed to us” — the former Dancing With the Stars contestant jokes Strickland embraced the attention.

“He’s good about it and kinda loves the fact, especially with exciting stuff like this, that everybody knows it,” Rycroft laughs. “It makes it feel more real and he gets random calls at his office and random e-mails from total strangers just wishing him congratulations on the pregnancy.”

— Anya Leon

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