26 Feb

My Family: A New Addition

Posted by Brent Looyenga
Spokane Wedding Photographers, Wedding and Engagement Photography

My Family: A New Addition

I’ve talked about my family on this blog several times, like when my son Isaiah turned two, almost a year ago now, on Mother’s Day. And even a post a year and a week ago exactly. All of them have strongly featured my absolutely wonderful son Isaiah, who fills my life with adventure, sword fighting, running, laughing, crying, and everything in between. One thing my wife, Crystal, and I have always wanted was another child to give Isaiah someone to play with and to share life with. After all, I grew up with two brothers (one older and one younger) and they are among my best friends to this day. How could I deny such a privilege to my own son?


Well, Isaiah is no longer the only child as of February 24! Our son Judah was born in the morning, all 7 lbs., 15 oz. of him, and 22 inches long, by way of a planned C-section. I’ve spent two days with him now and I can say he loves to eat and sleep (a man after my own heart) and so far only cries when you change his diaper or take him out of his warm cuddle time. He is a complete blessing to my wife and me, and one of those amazing miracles I think so many people take for granted. If you don’t believe me, ask to see the video of him being pulled out of a person, and tell me that isn’t one of the most incredible, unbelievable things you’ve ever seen. It blows me away every time. And for those of you wondering, yes, I did record that bit — it’s too awesome not to be documented.

Crystal is one of the most amazing people I know. She wasn’t really even nervous going into the surgery, but what truly amazes me is how she looks at our son. She is beautiful and strong, and if anyone or anything comes close to harming Judah, I wouldn’t want to be there. She is an amazing mom with an amazing heart, she gives everything she has, and I love every part of her. I can’t wait to share more photos of Judah as he grows older.


Brent Looyenga is a Spokane Wedding Photographer based out of Coeur d’Alene. He loves people and specializes in wedding, engagement, family, and senior photography. You can like Looyenga Photography on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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