This week, Baby E is the size of a mango, and nearly 8.5 ounces. What a porker. He (or she) is currently being covered in something that one of Ben's books calls "a white cheesy substance". Yes, that is the technical term Ben's book gave it, but then this is the same book that taught Ben what to do should he be confronted by a BEAR while carrying our NEWBORN and how to make a diaper out of a gym sock and masking tape. You know, those skills that every Dad MUST have.
Anyhoo, the cheesy coating protects E's skin from amniotic fluid. Also, the baby's brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. But, probably the most exciting thing about week 19 is that its only ONE WEEK until we find out if E is a boy or a girl!