So, with JP's very hesitant consent (he's VERY protective of her curls), I quickly snipped off the ends. I thought JP was going to cry, he was so sentimental about it. We put the curls in an envelope and into her baby book.
The result is a much more even-looking head of hair, although it does look much shorter to me. Crazy what a difference a couple of inches makes!
(don't worry about that one curl hanging off the bottom. I got it. I literally had to wait for JP to leave the room to even it out, because he kept saying, "stop, that's enough, no more.")