Isaac (3 1/2 yrs.) has come a long way with his speech. He's putting together 3-4 word sentences like a pro, and is finally using his brothers' names regularly,. Of course, we weren't aware of it at the time, but it turns out it was kind of a cruel thing to do to give him a little brother named Sebastian. He's never even attempted to say that one. He's called him "Baby" all along, and I don't see him trying anything different any time soon. Since much of my speech during the day is directed toward Isaac, I too have taken to calling Sebastian "Baby", as have most of the other people in the house. We've commented lately on the dilemma we'll have when we have a real baby in the house again.
Oliver came up with a solution today. Out of the blue, he said, "Why don't we just call the new baby "Sebastian", and keep calling him "Baby"?"
Makes sense to me. It's a great name. And if you aren't using something, it's the responsible thing to do to recycle it, right?