MUM-of-22 Sue Radford has shared a heartbreaking tribute to her lost baby Alfie on what would have been his 7th birthday.
Sue, 46, took her large family to 17th child Alfie’s grave, where they paid their respects to their son, who was stillborn on July 6, 2014.
Sue, from Morecambe, Lancashire, wrote: “You are loved and missed so very much Alfie.
“Happy 7th birthday little man, I know you’ll be having a little party up there with your grandad and grandma.”
The family took a big balloon and a teddy to the grave for the special birthday, and the kids were seen blowing bubbles.
Sue and Noel are parents to Chris, 32, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 25, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 16, Aimee, 15, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 11, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, six, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and Heidie, one.
The dedicated parents frequently visit little Alfie’s resting place, and took their latest baby Heidie to the grave after she was born.
The family said on social media when Alfie passed away: "It's with such sadness that we have to say our beautiful baby's heartbeat stopped 2 days ago, we are utterly devastated beyond words.”
The Radfords now call Alfie their “missing heartbeat” and Sue has paid tribute to her late son in a very special way.
Sue revealed she has a tattoo on her hand of small footprints in honour of Alfie.
Fans were quick to pour out their well-wishes to the family.
One said: “Thinking of you lovely.”
Another added: “You have been in my thoughts today.”
The Radfords, who live in a 10-bed former care home, often show off their lifestyle on Instagram.
The family famously doesn’t rely on benefits and is supported by their pie shop business.
They recently opened their doors for Channel 5’s 22 Kids and Counting show, which documented their lives under one roof.
And they revealed this week, they have signed for another 10-part series.
In the show, Sue revealed they have spent £1million raising their large brood and she has been pregnant for 16-and-a-half YEARS.
Although Noel was forced to close the pie shop at the start of the pandemic, his second eldest daughter Chloe suggested they take the business online – and since then, sales have more than doubled.
Full-time mum Sue also has her work cut out for her at home with all the kids- and spends hours every day tidying the house and doing multiple loads of washing.
She said: "If I could say the one thing that really does drive me insane in this house, it’s got to be the laundry.
“An average day, I can be doing four to five loads of washing. It's never-ending."
However, the couple did invest in an 18kg industrial-sized washing machine for their basement and Noel treated his wife to a robotic hoover in the first episode of their documentary series.
Unsurprisingly, lockdown has played havoc with the Radford's weekly food shop.
Sue revealed how their weekly food bills have boomed by more than £100 to total £400, with the majority of their brood stuck at home in lockdown.
The Radfords use 16 pints of milk and four loaves of bread a day, and each week they go through 80 yoghurts, three tubes of toothpaste and 24 toilet rolls.
And if sausages are on the menu that evening, Sue will need to ensure she puts a staggering 56 under the grill.
Sue also revealed that fajita night includes a staggering 5kg of chicken, 1kg of cheese and four packets of tortilla wraps.
What's more, Sue estimates that the family have celebrated 288 birthdays over the past 31 years.
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