Supermum-of-21 has revealed she has the smallest bump she’s ever had as she reached 26-and-a-half weeks into her 22nd pregnancy.
Sue Radford, 44, and her husband Noel, 48, from Morecambe, Lancashire, took to YouTube to offer their 134, 000 subscribers a pregnancy update.
She said she feels ‘really healthy’ despite having a ‘nightmare’ after developing an anterior placenta – meaning the placenta is located on the front of the uterus so the sensations of the baby’s small limb movements may be hidden behind it.
‘I’m doing really good,’ she explained. ‘I’m feeling really healthy. I’ve 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.’
Mum-of-21 Sue Radford, 44, from Morecambe, Lancashire, has told how she has the smallest bump she’s ever had. Pictured, Sophie, 25, Chloe, 23, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 18, Millie, 17, Katie, 16, James, 15, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, 9, Oscar, 7, Casper, 6, Hallie, 4, Phoebe, 3, Archie, 18 months, Bonnie, eight months
Sue shared her bump (pictured) with her YouTube subscribers and is 26-and-a-half weeks into her 22nd pregnancy
She continued: ‘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, so I don’t know.’
‘Maybe it’s just the position she is in. She was bum down on my 20 week scan, so maybe she’s still bum down.’
Sue also experienced an anterior placenta with daughter Bonnie, but she says this time round, it’s completely different.
‘The anterior placenta this time has been a nightmare,’ said Sue. ‘With Bonnie, once I started feeling movement with her, I felt loads of movement with her.’
Pictured: The Radford children. Left to right, top row: Luke, 16, Chloe, 21, Mille, 16, holding Hallie, two, Katie, 14, and Sophie,23. Left to right, middle row: Daniel, 18, Ellie, 12, father Noel Radford holding Phoebe, one, Mother Sue holding newborn Archie, Josh, 10, and Jack, 20. Left to right, bottom row: Aimee, 11, Tilly, seven, Max, eight, Casper, four, Oscar, five, and James, 13.
It comes after the couple (pictured with the rest of the family) from Morecambe, Lancashire, said that after their last child in 2018 there would be no more
This time round, I’m not feeling much at all. Literally just down the right-hand side, I feel movement down there, but nothing all over my belly and not at the top.’
The Radford children
Chris, 30; Sophie, 25; Chloe, 23; Jack, 22; Daniel, 20; Luke, 18; Millie, 17; Katie, 16; James, 15; Ellie, 14; Aimee, 13; Josh, 12; Max, 11; Tillie, nine; Oscar, seven; Casper, six; Hallie, four; Phoebe, three; Archie, 18 months; Bonnie, 11 months.
Sadly Alfie, the couple’s 17th child, was still born on July 6th 2014
‘I’m getting to know the pattern with her now which is really good, so I know what’s normal for her movement and what’s not.’
‘I don’t like this placenta at the front, its not good. It’s stressful.’
And with just 12 weeks until her daughter is here, Sue – the mother of Britain’s biggest family – says she can’t believe how quickly it’s going.
‘It seems to be absolutely flying by,’ she explained.
‘I think with Christmas and the kids being off school sand them now going back, it’s just going really really quickly. I’m not organsied at all. I still need to get quite a few things.’
In early January, Sue took to her Instagram account and shared a snap of her pregnancy bump.
Alongside the image, she penned: ‘Just over 25 weeks and I feel so tiny this time around #girlbump #25weekspregnant.’
The supermum’s 22nd pregnancy comes after the pair said that after their last child in 2018 there would be no more.
Sue took to her Instagram account and shared a snap of her pregnancy bump. Alongside the image, she penned: ‘Just over 25 weeks and I feel so tiny this time around #girlbump #25weekspregnant’
A history of the Radford family
December 24, 1970: Noel Radford was born
March 22, 1975: Sue Radford was born
1982: The couple met for the first time when Sue was seven
1989: They welcomed their first child Chris
1993 The couple got married, and their second child Sophie was born. Children followed in quick succession ever since.
August 2012: Their first grandchild was born after Sophie gave birth to Daisy
July 2014 Son Alfie was stillborn
October 2014: Sophie gave birth to her second child, Ayprll
August 2015: Sophie married Joe Broadley
December 2015: Sophie gave birth to her third child Leo Thomas
June 2017: First child Chris welcomes a daughter, Maisie
November 2018: Sue gives birth to her 21st baby
October 2019: Sue reveals she is pregnant with her 22nd baby