So the 18 month marker got me thinking that I should do a comparison post to track the changes, but my other photos are on my other computer that's slow and i haven't transferred the files and it just seems like too much of a chore right now.
However...just about a year ago I did comparison shots of the first 5 months.
Here is a link to that post.
You can observe the first part of my progression.
Do you see what I mean now?
Look at how full and long they were at 4 and 5 months before they started to shrink!
Seems like the growth just stalled for the next 8 months and just started up again about three months ago.
I know it was growing because I was tightening it up on the regular, but here I am a year later and it looks not very much longer than it did a year ago - especially compared to the fast growth you can see that I experienced in my first 4 months.
Intellectually I know that it is continuing to grow at a steady rate, but the growth is showing up differently according to the different phases of lock maturation.