We don't always do it by the book around here.
The Prayer Book says I'm supposed to reserve baptism to four dates in the church year: Easter, Pentecost Sunday, All Saints Sunday, and the Sunday after Epiphany. That rule is found on page 312 of the Book of Common Prayer.
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
I think it was the poet Carl Sandburg who said that. So today we baptize another of Gods opinions. Her name is Molly.
Of course, any parent knows that having a child is like having your heart surgically removed and letting it walk around out there unprotected. We worry about our kids, even when they are all grown up.