So I decided to go ahead without the go ahead ( from the doc) to feed Jack rice cereal. I think that is the happiest that I have seen him to date! That is saying a lot, because Jack is happy baby. He cooed and squealed and grinned ear to ear. He "got" the swallowing thing almost immediately. He was born for this! A natural! No doubt he will probably love food as much as his mommy and daddy! Do you think I have time to get him ready to eat Thanksgiving with us? Don't be scared...I was just kidding! But next year, oh next year, look out for Jack!