Friday, September 18, 2009
The Meat Scale: Week 27 (Dad)
Today our son is two pounds and nearly 14 1/2 inches long, or, to put it in terms of the Meat Scale, he's your average Pork Roast.
You'll notice he's slightly reddish in color, and this is due to the blood vessels appearing through his thin skin. He's still fairly lean, though he's finally starting to produce a protective layer of fat. This will allow him to regulate his body temperature because as everyone knows, it's extremely important not to undercook pork.
Though it's tempting to pull the little guy out of the oven as it were, it's critically important that we allow him to continue cooking. Though there's an 85% chance he'd turn out alright, a few more weeks should insure that our little pork roast is perfectly prepared in every way.
Can't wait to meat him! :-)
Posted by DaniB at 6:45 AM