Sue and Noel Radford had previously announced they will not be having any more children in 2018, when their last child was born.
With more than 20 children, they're often referred to as Britain's biggest family. While some of us may be wondering about the difficulties of having such a family, parents Sue and Noel Radford are not bothered by it. In fact, they just announced their 22nd child is on the way.
44-year-old Sue took to Youtube on 20 October, 2019, to let the world know about the new member who will be joining their family in April 2020. She shared an ultrasound scan of the baby and also told her viewers that she was 15 weeks pregnant.
"Basically today we are going to see our new little baby. We’re going to go and have a little peek at the new little Radford. The last scan was at eight weeks, and all was good...So now you know guys, we're having a baby," Radford said.
"We're just coming up to 15 weeks pregnant and we'll be able to find out the gender of the baby soon," said the mother. Radford and her husband, Noel have 11 daughters and 10 sons so far. The excited mother said she feels the new member is going to be a boy. "I wonder if it will be 11 of each - I am feeling a bit boy," said the woman.
What's surprising is this announcement comes soon after they said they won't be having a child again after the birth of their 21st child. But Sue is happy they are having another kid join their family.
According to the Independent, Sue and Noel had their firstborn way back in May 1989, when Sue was just 14 years old. Their 21st child Bonnie Raye, was born in November 2018. While having so many children may bring joy and love, it also involves a lot of hard work and unnaturally high expenditure.
The family spends $453 every single week to feed all the children. They also take around three hours to maintain the house and wash clothes that weigh almost 40 pounds every day.
The family told Daily Mail that they spend large sums of money for a normal dinner outing. Sue and Noel, with 19 of their children live in a 10 bedroom house. The two oldest of the lot, 30-year-old Chris and 25-year-old Sophie have moved out. They depend on Noel's salary as a baker and also receives $220 a week in child benefits. The British family has also been on the television show 16 Kids And Counting in 2013. They now share updates on Instagram and Youtube.