I can't believe I forgot this one...
At nine months Emma picked up my cell phone and said Hi, which actually sounds like HA. I just started laughing, how can a nine month old recognize a cell phone and know what to do with it? (By the way, in the ten months that she has been experiencing cell phone usage, I have probably used it less than ten times in her presence.) So I guess her first word was Hi. I must also say that since then she has picked up anything that remotely resembles a phone and said hi. She also says ma-ma and da-da. And I think she has said bye in context as well. She was waving for awhile at whom ever would return a wave but now she is on to flirting across the restaurant with who ever will look her way.