Elliot recently said his first word (or, more correctly, phrase): Uh-oh. He first said uh-oh over a week ago, but we didn't count it because he was merely mimicking Demaree. Over the next few days, he repeated it often, realizing it was a unique linguistic unit, but still attaching no meaning to the word.
Then, about two days ago, Elliot lost his chupa (i.e., pacifier) while riding in the car. He looked at Demaree and said, "Uh-oh." With that, we knew he had attached meaning.
Now Elliot says uh-oh when he loses his chupa, when he drops cheerios, and when something falls. Not bad for an eight-month-old.