Saturday, 13 October 2012

Our first week with 16 kids!

Well our first week with 16 kids has gone really well, Casper has settled in like a dream he's so good and such a placid baby he only cries when he's hungry or when he's been changed which he absolutely hates and screams the house down! He got weighed on Monday and had lost quite a bit of weight he went down to 8lb so i was told to keep waking him every few hours but in my experience i've found that if they're not hungry then trying to get them to feed is a challenge so it was hard work but he got weighed again on Friday and he is now back up to his birth weight so i'm feeling very chuffed that my milk is obviously filling him up.
The first night we brought him home we didn't get much sleep he just fed constantly but the last few days he has been doing really well and if i feed him at 10 then he will usually go till about 3 so i can cope with that but last night he actually slept all night so i'm feeling great though i doubt very much that he will do that again for us.
All of his brothers and sisters love him so much and are constantly asking to cuddle him so he's definitely not short of cuddles. I was a bit worried before I had him about how Oscar would cope with him but he's been really good which I think is partly because he's always getting cuddles and attention from everyone so he's adjusted really well  so that's been a big relief.  I can't believe Oscar is going to be 1 on the 22nd of this month! It  has gone so fast I can't wait to celebrate his birthday it's going to be such an amazing day for him and we now have 4 birthdays in October i definitely didn't plan that one very well lol.
Daisy is doing really well too, she's going to be 7 weeks on monday and now weighs 9lb 11oz she had a hip scan on tuesday because of our family history with hip problems and it found that she has to wear a hip harness and bless her she hasn't been bothered with wearing it at all we've found that if Daisy is awake then Casper will wake up and if Casper is awake then Daisy will wake up its as if they're in tune with each other its so sweet but the size difference between them is quite a lot. Daisy looks so big compared to Casper i'm sure that they're going to be so close when they're older.
Also this week we've been plagued with tummy bugs and that is definitely the downside of having a big family because once one gets it then they all get it so it's been constant backwards and forwards to school to pick up poorly children but touch wood we seem to be all clear for the time being so hopefully no more will come down with it.
This coming week we have a photo shoot planned at a big studio so that should be interesting, it's always quite a challenge to get them all to behave for long enough to have photo's taken last time we had a photoshoot done at home we had all finished and the photographer had put his camera away and there was a bang upstairs and sure enough it was Josh he had been up there the whole time so we had to start all over again!
So that's what's been going on this week in the Radford house.

Daisy chilling in her hip harness

Daisy and Casper he wasn't very impressed

And i love this photo of the 3 little ones in there cloth nappies xx

Big eyes this is the only time he has taken a dummy he now just spits it out in disgust.


  1. aw such beautiful babies sue, you make me so broody! You bad influence ha
    looking forward to seeing the pics from your shoot x

  2. Thanks hun they are both so gorgeous were so lucky xx

  3. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

  4. Hi heather sorry I've just noticed this message I will send you a email now x