When Sue heard that her eldest daughter, Sophie, was pregnant with her second child, she was delighted. But the grandmother had some news to share with her daughter as well. While she was eager to welcome a new grandchild into the family, Sue revealed to Sophie that she was pregnant, too, and with her seventeenth child! Not only were the mother and daughter duo going to be pregnant at the same time, but they’d also both be adding to the size of the already massive family.
Although it is special for both Sue and Sophie to be pregnant at the same time, it is not actually unique. This is the second time mom and daughter will be carrying life in their wombs at the same time. It happened with Sue’s first grandchild by Sophie as well.
The video clip included below came from a reality television show that shocked the world. It was called 17 Kids and Counting, which featured Britain’s largest family, who lived in England. The clip originally aired in 2013 and continues to be a source of amazement for people all over the world, especially families who find themselves overwhelmed with one or two children, let alone seventeen!
Sue and her beloved childhood sweetheart Noel Radford got married when they were very young 20 years ago. Although the couple originally wanted to have just three children together, once they got the ball rolling, they decided that three was simply not enough. They wanted to keep growing their family and decided to see how far they could go with it.
Not only did the family continue to grow, but the Radfords did something large families like theirs seldom do – they refused to accept government benefits. Instead of going onto the dole, as it is called in Great Britain, the Radfords created a successful bakery business and have been doing well for themselves ever since they first welcomed their eldest daughter Sophie into the world.
In the clip, you’ll get to witness a snapshot of the special moment when Sue and Sophie navigate their pregnancies together. With a mom like Sue, Sophie knows that she will have all the support she needs throughout her pregnancy. She can trust her mom to impart lots of wisdom and wise words because she’s done it so many times before. There are few people on this planet who have produced as many children and Sue and Noel Radford.
In 2019, Sue and Noel Radford now have welcomed baby number 21 into the world. It seems as if the couple simply cannot stop producing children, because they did promise that the twentieth little one was going to be their last.
Noel said to The Sun: “We set out to maybe have three children but enjoyed having the kids around so just carried on. We’re addicted to having all these kids. We just love it.”
At 43-years-old, Sue is still in her baby-making prime.
“It’s such a lovely moment when you bring a newborn home, and the others are all lined up ready to hold her,” Sue said.
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