A couple months back, my mother-in-law sweetly inquired whether we had had Baby Girl baptized in secret and simply neglected to inform the family. Then, my Mama was found whispering consoling words in Baby Girl's ear at her younger cousin's Baptism. And all this while, the Mister was at the mercy of his trial schedule, flying this place and that, deposing these people and those, never knowing whether he would be in town any particular weekend of the first nine months of Baby Girl's life.
Baby Girl could not have enjoyed her Baptism more. She smiled and kicked and responded with a coo or a call to everything Monsignor said.
And it turns out there is an advantage to a slightly delayed Baptism. You get in on the CAKE!