I think this totally counts as a first word. She does such a good job with the sign, too! So proud of you, little one.
She loves dogs. Looks for them everywhere, tries to pet them all, giggles uncontrollably when they inevitably lick her. A good friend of mine is coming to visit in a few weeks and bringing her puppy with her–I can’t wait to see how she reacts to having a dog in our house.