Sixteen kids and counting....

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BarnYardCow Wed 09-Jan-13 12:28:24

Anyone else looking forward to a new episode on Friday where I think they have just had number 17, plus one of the elder daughters is expecting too!

redpickle Fri 11-Jan-13 21:42:11

IMAGINE! You arrive for your lovely annual holiday and that lot turn up on your campsite, or worse, in the next van(s)

ReshapeWhileDashingThroTheSnow Fri 11-Jan-13 21:42:54

Aw, gorgeous baby! smile

lopsided Fri 11-Jan-13 21:44:30

The mum and dad are just lovely.

Just as well Sophie doesn't want family visiting or touching her baby for at least a week!

My question though is who would she have left the little one with for a week?

PetiteRaleuse Fri 11-Jan-13 21:45:05

Sussex do you have a link to her blog?

I think they are great. It's absolutely not for me, but they seem happy.

I thought the same redpickle!!
I really don't know how the parents do it but the kids seem happy.

lollydollydrop Fri 11-Jan-13 21:48:45

I really want to know what he does for work!!! To afford them all... I would love a big fam. It looked like he may own a shop? Maybe he has a fleet of them, it hasnt said has it?x

PetiteRaleuse Fri 11-Jan-13 21:48:48

Found the linkto their blog : www.theradfordfamily.co.uk/

loveroflife Fri 11-Jan-13 21:50:05

Her stomach was so smooth when having her scan - not one stretchmark...incredible!

MrsReiver Fri 11-Jan-13 21:50:19

Lolly, he owns a bakery.

Fairylea Fri 11-Jan-13 21:50:34

Good luck to them but I just can't see how in a family of that size how the children get any real parental time ... especially the littlest ones.

I suppose they benefit from having the older children to look after them too... but I have one dd age 9 and a ds 7 months and I constantly find myself pulled in a thousand directions. I think you'd have to ignore a lot of crying etc and I don't think I could do that at all.

MrsReiver Fri 11-Jan-13 21:50:45

Or rather they own a bakery.

CremeEggThief Fri 11-Jan-13 21:50:57

Wow! Massive respect for getting that amount of kids out on time in the morning and keeping the house so tidy.

lollydollydrop Fri 11-Jan-13 21:53:08

haha, the gran obviously cant cope with it quite as well!!

ReshapeWhileDashingThroTheSnow Fri 11-Jan-13 21:53:33

I know a family with 9 children (most of whom are home-schooled...!) and the older ones do muck in with the little ones. Everyone seems extremely confident and well-adjusted.

lollydollydrop Fri 11-Jan-13 21:53:57

Thanks MrsReiver. Must be very popular! smile

Smudging Fri 11-Jan-13 21:54:17

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Meglet Fri 11-Jan-13 21:55:39

I suppose having a massive house helps, wasn't it 10 bedrooms? That's lots to keep tidy but the kids aren't too squashed in their rooms.

ReshapeWhileDashingThroTheSnow Fri 11-Jan-13 21:57:48

The lentil-weaver in me thinks she ought to treat herself to a better sling than that rubbish crotch-dangler! grin

Chippychop Fri 11-Jan-13 21:58:27

I think they are wonderful! I say if you are funding it all yourself why not. Lovely peoplegrin

Bottleoffish Fri 11-Jan-13 21:58:55

I was thinking that too reshape... grin

TheCrackFox Fri 11-Jan-13 21:59:06

They seem like a lovely family and I feel completely inadequate in comparison.

Also really nice to see a huge house filled with lots of kids.

MrsReiver Fri 11-Jan-13 21:59:34

Reshape I just said the same thing!

olympicvibes Fri 11-Jan-13 22:00:42

only saw last part but they came across as a lovely family-fantastic parents and grandparents.

sussexsongbird Fri 11-Jan-13 22:02:23

I just googled sue radford to find it. I think she's stopping posting on the blog bow she has the website up. God knows how she manages to find time to do anything on the Internet!

sussexsongbird Fri 11-Jan-13 22:03:58

Wonder if we all had our first kids at fourteen if we would have escaped stretch marks too. We'll never know now!

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