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:
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.
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.
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.
3) Today, even when she's in a leotard and tights, you still can't tell she's pregnant from the back.
GET IT, Ashley. And congrats!