Thanks! I'll give all those suggestions a shot!
I still think that the GI doc is over-estimating her abilities right now. I had some stage 3 carrots/veggie dinner, that had chunks of carrots in it, and she just swallowed it like she does the stage 2 banannas and choked. She doesn't even really make *chewing* motions when she eats, but rather smooshes it around with her tongue. I know she has to learn how to eat, but I just don't think she's at that stage yet...developmentally she's at a 6 month old level (gross motor, small motor, verbal, etc...although cognitive they said she was at about the right place)...and I wouldn't expect a 6 month old to eat table food, ya know?
Mom to Julia