Update - Progress but frustrations exist!
So we followed the prescribed order for bleeding and both inner and outside bleeders on all corners were free of air. Pedal felt nice and hard.
However, the pedal does not feel quite right while driving. The initial feel is soft and there is no bite and the rebound is slow. Much better than before but nowhere close to stock feeling. I also followed the bed in procedure through 2 cycles with little improvement.
Since it became late, we didn't have time for another bleed. I would appreciate any other suggestions that you might have to improve pedal feel. I would also love inputs on what to expect in terms of pedal feel compared to stock.
I appreciate your patience with my questions as this is the first time that I've done a brake swap and bed in.