And while many of those things have come to fruition, one has taken a really long time. Her hair. While other friends little ones had loads of hair long before their first birthday, my little girl was in essence bald. She had very little hair, that after her first birthday slowly began to grow into a mullet and I milked the odd pig tail out of it, in sheer desperation.
As her 2nd birthday approached I thought she had a full head of hair and enjoyed even more playing with it. It was still mullety and was is desperate need of a trim, but I held out until the March following her 2nd birthday because I was terrified to part with even one strand of her beautiful, auburn hair.
It's been 6 months since the last hair cut (she's had 2) and her hair is finally filling out. It's beautiful and soft in ways that my hair no longer is (thanks to the birthing of two children), it's the gorgeous shade of auburn that's so breath taking in the sunlight that people actually stop to comment. But the best part is, yesterday I was able to do this with her hair...
All I can say is, Yay for little girls!