BRITAIN’S largest family is soon to become even bigger as Sue Radford is set to give birth to her 22nd child in just four weeks.
The busy mum shared a snap of her growing bump and said she is feeling “brilliant” at 34 weeks pregnant.
Sue, 44, from Morecambe, Lancs, added: “Just 4 short weeks till we get to hold you our precious girl.”
Sue already has 21 kids with husband Noel, 49, and also has five grandchildren, with another one on the way.
The couple are parents to Chris, 30, who no longer lives at the family home; Sophie, 26, who has also moved out; Chloe, 23; Jack, 22; Daniel, 21; Luke, 19; Millie, 18; Katie, 16; James, 15; Ellie, 14; Aimee, 13; Josh, 12; Max, 11; Tillie, nine; Oscar, seven; Casper, six; Hallie, three; Phoebe, two; Archie 18 months and Bonnie, one.
Previously Sue admitted she was finding her latest pregnancy “stressful”, as a result of a complication with her unborn baby's placenta.
She revealed she had developed an anterior placenta – which sits in front of the baby rather behind.
Despite the complication (which she has had once before with her daughter Bonnie), Sue told her 134,000 YouTube subscribers feeling healthy and like she has "loads of energy".
On top of this, Sue says this is the smallest baby bump she's ever had – which has also relieved her of the crippling back pain she's experienced in previous pregnancies.
She said: "I'm feeling really healthy, got loads of energy. I've not got any back pain which I must say is down to the fact that I don't feel as big as I have done with the others.
"I definitely feel smaller. I don't know if it's got anything to do with the anterior placenta because the placenta is at the front – but I had that with Bonnie and I still felt big with her.”
What is an anterior placenta?
- Rather than being placed behind the baby, an anterior placenta is in front
- Some mums-to-be feel like the placenta acts as a cushion between the baby and their stomach when they start kicking
- Having a placenta in front of the stomach can make it difficult to hear the baby's heartbeat
- Anterior placentas shouldn't affect your baby's health – but there is a chance the interior grows up instead of down and moves towards your cervix
After uploading her bump photo on Instagram, many fans were quick to share their name suggestions.
One person wrote: “ I think you should call her Darcie”, with another person adding “Name her Heidi Radford.”
Other suggestions included Evie, Gracie, Rosie, Connie and Billie.
Sue's life in numbers
Time spent tidying every week: 14-21 hours
Weekly food bill: £350
One meal out: £150 plus
One cinema trip: £100 plus
Clothes washes: 3 daily in an 18kg machine
Suitcases for every holiday: 7
Packed lunch: 2 loaves of bread, 3 packets of sausage rolls, 24 packets of crisps
The mum also speculated whether the position of her baby girl has made a difference as she was showing to be in the breech position at Sue's 20-week scan.
Before welcoming her 21st child last November, Sue shared a selfie to mark the 30th week of her pregnancy – and was almost double the size she is now.
The large family famously don’t claim any benefits apart from Child Benefit and rely on Noel’s bakery business to make ends meet.
The brood live in a ten-bed former care home, which they bought for £240,000 in 2004.
The ever-growing family makes full use of the space, with several of the children crammed in the same bedrooms.
Despite being full to the brim, the home is immaculate and well looked after by stay-at-home mum Sue.
Nine loads of washing are done each day, using 30 bottles of washing liquid every month and the family uses four toilet rolls per day.
Sue recently announced that she is gearing up to become a grandmother again after daughter Millie, 18, announced her pregnancy.
Sue shared a snap of Millie’s ultrasound scan alongside an adorable onesie and booties to Instagram.
She said: “What an exciting year it’s going to be with our baby due in 6 weeks and now a new grand baby due in September!!
“Congratulations @millieeradfordd you’re going to be an amazing mummy.”
We recently shared how pregnant Sue organised an epic LOL Surprise sleepover for her daughters with mini tents and gifts.
In other news, we previously told you how the Radfords are planning on a month long trip to Australia.
And Sue previously shared a video of the massive Christmas food shop the family did.
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