Britain’s biggest family is counting down the days until they welcome their newest member, with heavily-pregnant daughter Millie expected to give birth soon.
The Radford family’s latest YouTube vlog reveals the large brood’s anticipation as the first-time mum, who recently turned 19, packs her hospital bag with everything from comfortable clothes and snacks to maternity pads and her baby girl Ophelia’s first outfits.
The family members joke about maternity pads, “big pants”, having a “big mum belly” and the baby’s first “massive poo” while getting Millie ready for her stay in hospital.
TV cameras are following them around, as proud grandparents Noel and Sue Radford, who have had 22 children of their own, and their family are currently filming a new four-part docuseries that is due to air next year.
In the latest video update on YouTube, viewers are given a look at Millie’s bedroom, which is filled with baby items including a cot and a pram that needs to be put together, as she makes her final preparations for labour.
She could welcome her first child very soon.
Sat on her bed, her mum Sue tells her: “Oh my word, Millie, she might even be here, like, by this time next week.”
Millie jokes: “We need to be going over some speed bumps, that’s what we need to be doing.”
Her mum responds: “We do. I tell you what we’re going to do. This weekend we’re going to do a big, long walk and we’re going to try to evict her out of there.”
One of Millie’s sisters then jokes that she heavily-pregnant teen doesn’t like to walk for “two minutes”.
Dad Noel then chimes in to laughter: “It’s not a long walk, it’s a waddle.”
Millie and her mum then go through the clothes she is taking with her to the hospital, including comfortable pyjamas, slippers and a gown.
As Millie holds up a pink, medium-sized nightie with an image of Dumbo, her dad says: “That is huge.”
There was no glossing over the realities of pregnancy, labour and the early days of being a new mum, as they spoke openly about the physical changes to a woman’s body, maternity pads, epidurals and underwear.
At one point, Sue holds up a pair of Millie’s knickers and calls them “big pants”, adding: “You’ll be able to tuck your big mum belly in that, it will be really flabby.”
“This is apparently a life-saver,” she said, holding a tube of lip balm.
The mum-to-be also told how she was packing ready made breast milk as she will not be breasfeeding.
The milk had to be ready made due to coronavirus restrictions at the hospital.
Sue said the hospital’s milk kitchen is closed due to the pandemic and any milk brought in by mum must be ready made with the teat on it.
Meanwhile, Noel revealed during the vlog that a new TV programme featuring the family will have four one-hour episodes and it will “probably” debut early next year.
He said he is “not allowed” to say which channel it will air on.
Sue and Noel are the parents of Britain’s biggest family, with children Chris, 31, Sophie, 26, Chloe, 25, Jack, 23, Daniel, 21, Luke, 19, Millie, 19, Katie, 17, James, 16, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 11, Tillie, 10, Oscar, eight, Casper, seven, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, two, Bonnie, one and Heidie, four months.
Their son Alfie was stillborn in July 2014.
Sue and Noel are also grandparents to five children, and Millie’s daughter will be their sixth.
The couple say they do not claim any benefits apart from the Child Benefit. They own a bakery which specialises in pies and ships them to customers around the UK.