I had quite a few more layers cut (Myah, I might have brought in a photo of Kate Middleton? :) and some fresh color applied, which makes me feel all new and refreshed. And taking out some of that bulk for the layers has shortened the drying time at least a little bit. Also, Eloise has finally started napping (Hallelujah!!!), which means I can now dry it without taking away time with her. I'm happy with the decision (I can't say I won't be revisiting the decision in a few months... :)!! Thanks for the input!