Motherhood will stretch you. Things are looking up ?! Your baby is now swallowing amniotic fluid, which helps develop his or her lungs for life on the outside. Your growing uterus has now reached your belly button, and you may start to notice aches along the sides of your abdomen, as well as backaches—this is from the stretching of the ligaments that support your uterus and your new pregnant posture. Motherhood will stretch you in every possible way, so wear comfy shoes, rest up, use heat packs or ice packs on your lower back, and ask your partner for a nice back rub. After all, you got into this situation together ✅. XO, TeamMotherly P.S. Partner massage tips here.