Ashley Bouder Is Six Months Pregnant, Still Fouettéing Like a TOTAL BOSS
For most mere mortals, being six months pregnant means eating for two, enjoying the fact that your bump is finally large enough to earn you a seat in a crowded subway car and firmly believing that a gentle 30-minute prenatal yoga class is enough to justify spending the remainder of the night gloriously pantsless on the couch. (Full disclosure: I am currently six months pregnant, and that is 100 PERCENT MY LIFE right now.)
But New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder is no mere mortal.
Nope: For Bouder, being six (and a half!) months pregnant means having the tiniest, cutest #BouderBump known to man—and still being able to bang out 16 perfect fouettés. Exhibit A:
Feb 5, 2016 at 11:47am PST
In case you’re not sufficiently impressed, I submit to you more evidence that Bouder has had the most fabulously dance-y pregnancy ever:
1) At eight weeks—a time when most mommies-to-be are dying of morning sickness—she danced Odette/Odile in Swan Lake.
Sep 27, 2015 at 7:21am PDT
2) At nine weeks—when normal pregnant humans are feeling bloated and gross—she looked like THIS in the premiere of Justin Peck’s New Blood.
Sep 30, 2015 at 5:45pm PDT
2) At four months—for reference, this is when an average pregnant lady is beginning to show—she did two Nutcracker Dewdrops in a single day, filling in for injured friend Sara Mearns.
Nov 29, 2015 at 10:10am PST
3) Today, even when she’s in a leotard and tights, you still can’t tell she’s pregnant from the back.
Jan 31, 2016 at 10:14am PST
GET IT, Ashley. And congrats!