So here it is, the last chapter. A huge mighty thanks goes out to Her Mighty UberGeekness. If it wasn't for her yelling at me, I would've never got this done. :) Another thanks for all your readers out there. You guys have been a huge inspiration and I thank you guys so much 3
I woke up the next morning feeling more relaxed than ever. I got up, took a hot shower, brushed my teeth, and changed into some shorts and a tank top. I left Edward sleeping, and headed to Masen's room. I was so deep into my sleep, that I didn't even hear if Masen cried during the night. I hoped he didn't, because Edward was a heavy sleeper and I was knocked out. I walked into Masen's room to see him just waking up and starting to get fussy.
I picked him up and kissed his little cheek. I sat down on one of the couches near the crib, as he started to cry. I took one of the straps from the tank top and slid it down my forearm. I unclasped my bra and slid it down a bit, putting Masen's mouth to my breast so he could drink. It was painful at first, but I got used to it. Three or four times a day, that was how I would feed him. I also pumped the milk from my breast into his little bottles so I wouldn't have to breastfeed for a few days. My breasts were sore as hell and I was in pain. Most of the day I would just eat and go back to bed, laying down and hoping the pain would subside.
Edward would come up to the room and massage my shoulders and back, every day. That took some of the knots out of my shoulders, but more were forming each day. Masen was a handful and I don't regret getting pregnant with him; I most definitely don't regret being able to take care of him every day. Alice, Rose, Esme, and their spouses helped each day. Sometimes I wouldn't even see Masen for a day, and I know what you're thinking; I'm a bad mother. Well the future in-laws and brother and sister-in-law would take Masen for hours at a time; bathing him, feeding him, and playing with him. I would only see him at night when they brought him to bed. I always stole him away from them, though.
Masen was such a precious little angel. We always took him with us, where ever we went; whether it was the grocery store, the park, or even to the back of the house where we would go swimming once in a while.
When Masen was six months old, we started feeding him baby food, and he ate it happily. He would eat any type of baby food we gave him and would never spit it back up. By the time he was eight months old, he was already learning how to crawl and was everywhere! If I left him in the living room and went to the kitchen for a few seconds, when I turned around, he was right there. He was getting big so quickly and it kind of scared me. I didn't want him to grow up at first, but I soon realized I would have to let him go sooner or later.
When Masen was eleven months old, he'd already said his first word which was 'dada.' He was walking around like a little soldier, acting like he owned the house. Everyone laughed and captured the moment on a few different cameras and camcorders. Alice had put a baby book together, with pictures from when he was still in the hospital, up until now when he was walking. We added new pictures each day and one day, I noticed we had at least three baby books for him. I shook my head at Alice's reply when I told her about it. She had said, "So? A baby could never have too many memories of his childhood." I laughed and let her do her thing. Throughout the past year, I've noticed Rosalie and Alice were very busy.
Oh and have I mentioned Rose had her beautiful baby girl, Ashlynn Rose? Yep, she had her beautiful girl when Masen was just four months old. Ashlynn started walking when Masen was 16 months old, and from then they were joined at the hip. They did everything together, including take baths. Rose and I thought it would be a little weird, but everyone got used to it.
Oh, back to what we were talking about. Rose and Alice were very busy for the past year, and I had just found out yesterday why. They planned my wedding. My WEDDING. I was shocked. Even Edward didn't know about the planning, so we both shared the same expression. The wedding was set to take place on a Saturday, the day after Masen's second birthday. We threw Masen a birthday party that Friday night and went to bed early, knowing we would have to get up really early.
Alice woke us adults up at five am and left the kids to sleep in. She whisked me away from Edward and pushed me into the shower, telling me to making sure I shaved my body. I shaved myself and after I was done, I got out, and went to brush my teeth.
By the time I was done with all that it was already six am. I hadn't realized I spent so much time in the shower. I walked into the bedroom and saw the empty bed, wondering where Edward could've gone. Alice waltzed in with shorts and a loose tank top, telling me to get dressed in that. I didn't complain and just did that. She took me to her room afterwards and got started on my hair, while Rose did my makeup. The church ceremony was at two in the afternoon, and after that we would go out somewhere pretty and take pictures. Then, the wedding reception was to take place in a banquet hall, at five.
The girls and I made small talk during our beauty session and I learned that Carlisle and the guys had taken Edward to get his hair cut and to get his tux from the tailors. By the time the girls had given me a break, with breakfast and an order to not look in the mirror, I was tired and it was back to playing Bella Barbie. It was kind of nice to get pampered. I couldn't believe I was so calm, on my wedding day. I know most brides would be nervous and freaked out and others would start bitching that something was missing, or it was out of place. But not me, it felt as if I were already married to Edward. Honestly, I just wanted to get this day over with so I could climb back in bed with Edward and Masen.
I was brought out of my thoughts when Alice snapped her fingers in front of me.
"Where did you go?" she asked.
"Masen..." I said and then trailed off.
"Oh," she giggled. "Don't worry. Mom has him. And you were sound asleep last night, so I got up and fed him when he started crying."
I gasped. "Oh, I'm sorry Ali. I was so tired. I didn't even realize that he would wake you guys up with his crying."
"It's okay, sweetie. He only cried once, he's a good baby."
I smiled. "That he is."
Alice was finally finished with my hair, which she curled and clipped up. Half was up and curled into a bun, while the rest was resting against my back. It was so cute and when I looked closer into the mirror, I saw the makeup that Rose had applied. It wasn't heavy and it wasn't too light; it was just perfect. She put on a light pink eyeshadow with a white overlap and mascara, along with eyeliner. She also added some foundation and blush, making my face look amazing. I looked at the time and it was already 1:30pm.
"Alice!" I yelled.
"What?" she said, panicking.
"It's already 1:30! The wedding is in a half hour!"
She smirked. Smirked."Wipe that smirk off your face," I grumbled.
"You'll be there just in time babe, don't worry about it."
I huffed as she made me stand up and then pushed me towards her bedroom. "Your dress is on the bed. Put it on along with your shoes, and we'll be ready to go."
I nodded as she grabbed her own bridesmaids dress and closed the bathroom door behind her. I picked up my dress and took off my tank top and shorts, sliding on the dress. It fit me perfectly and I smiled as I looked at myself in Alice's mirror. I twirled and sighed in content. I never thought I would be wearing a wedding dress, until I was like twenty six or twenty seven.
So pretty,I thought as I twirled again. I looked in the mirror again.
Hm, something's missing... aha! My veil.
I looked around for my veil and saw it hanging on Alice's closet door. I walked over to the veil and picked it up, gently, and walking back to the mirror. I carefully put the veil on my head and spread it out, over my shoulders. I looked like the White Queen from Alice in Wonderland... well apart from the extremely pale looking face. My lips were a rosy pink with the lip gloss that Rose had put on. I smiled at myself and I looked behind me to see Alice filming all of this. I smiled and shook my head at her, turning back around.
"What?" she asked as she closed the video camera. "This is going in your wedding video."
I giggled and nodded as I took in her dress. She knew I loved the color blue, and all shades of it, so she took it upon her self to get three dresses made for her, Esme, and Rosalie. The dresses were a bluish-purple color and a one-shoulder. On the one shoulder, there were three big flowers and they were the most prettiest dresses I've ever seen.
Rosalie walked in with Esme behind her, Masen in his little tux and Ashlynn in her mini bridesmaids dress, hand in hand with Esme. Ashlynn, being the flower girl, was supposed to wear white... I think. I told Alice that and she shook her head, saying no, as long as she has the flowers and is walking down the aisle, she's good. I laughed and shook my head also, not bothering to argue with her.
"Ready?" Esme asked, excitedly.
I took a deep breath and nodded. "Ready."
"Well come on Mrs. Cullen, we have a wedding to get too."
I giggled and nodded, making my way out Alice's bedroom door. Everyone followed behind me as we walked into the garage, and into Alice's Porsche. Rose had wanted a limo but I told her I wanted a simple car, so we opted for Alice's Porsche. We got in and Alice started the car, reversing out of the garage, and then the driveway, heading out to the church. It was 1:50pm and I started to freak out.
"Alice! 10 minutes until it starts!" I screamed.
"Sheesh Bells, calm down." Rose stated.
I huffed and sat back, crossing my arms over my chest.
"Don't worry, Mrs. Cullen. You'll be there in time for Charlie to walk you down the aisle."
I rolled my eyes and took a deep breath, and then exhaling. I closed my eyes and started to pretend I was in Edward's arms, when suddenly the car stopped and I lurched forward.
"Hey! Babies in the car!" Rose yelled.
Alice giggled. "Sorry. Bridezilla back there was freaking out."
"Hey!" I whined, pouting.
"You know I love ya, come on."
We walked into the church, silently, away from the guests. We met in the backroom, where Charlie and Carlisle were waiting.
"There you girls are," Carlisle said. He walked over to Esme and gave her a quick kiss. He hugged the bridesmaids and the kids before he walked over to me.
"Look at you, my future daughter-in-law. So beautiful," he whispered as he gave me a hug.
"Thank you," I whispered back.
"Alright I'm gonna head out to the alter," he said before he walked out, Esme in hand.
"You'll be fine Bella," Esme told me. I nodded and watch the couple walk out.
I took a couple more deep breaths before Alice announced it was time for them to go. I walked over to Charlie and stood beside him.
"So dad, never thought you'd see the day where I got married, huh?" I asked playfully.
"Eh, I don't know. You always said you didn't want to get married when you were in your teenage years," he replied, chuckling.
"Haha yeah, I did say that."
"You ready baby girl?" he whispered.
I nodded and we walked out as the wedding song vibrated throughout the church. We walked out of the room and to the front of the doors, where they opened simultaneously. Everyone stood and stared at us walking. I looked up to see Edward grinning and I giggled softly, looking down at the roses that covered the ground. A moment later, we reached the alter and Charlie gave me a kiss on the cheek before he moved away. I handed my bouquet over to Rose and went to stand in front of Edward; us, hand-in-hand.
The priest walked us through the whole ceremony and before I knew it, the priest announced us husband and wife and we kissed. Edward, being the amazing and playful person he is, took me by the forearms, dipping me low to the ground and kissed me.
We laughed as we ran on our way out of the church, heading into the limo with our bridesmaids and groomsmen. We all talked about how perfect the ceremony was and how we would spend our honeymoon. The chauffeur drove us to a beautiful garden where most newlyweds took their wedding pictures. We took a lot of pictures, in different poses. One was where I was standing, my dress spread out on the floor beneath me, and Edward laying down on it.
Alice mostly directed our pictures, telling the photographer how to take the shots with different angles. After the pictures, it was already time for the reception. The chauffeur drove us to the banquet hall and helped us out of the limo. We ran up the stairs as Alice ran into the hall, being our host for the night. She introduced our bridesmaids and groomsmen, one by one, even herself.
The groomsmen and bridesmaids stood in two lines across from each other, their right hands up, as if making an arch way. Alice introduced Edward and I as the doors opened and we walked out, hearing the round of applause that had begun. The reception was amazing.
Everyone made speeches, we danced, and ate, and did everything I've ever thought of doing for my wedding. Masen even stayed up the whole night, enjoying the loud music and dancing. It was the most amazing day ever. Edward and I danced to Lady Antebellum's I Need You Now. Ever since the day he sung it to me in the hospital, it had become our song.
Everyone went home that night around two am. We were all thoroughly exhausted, but we still stayed up until about five am, talking about everything and nothing. Alice and I had an argument about my honeymoon. Edward and I had decided we would take everyone out to Isle Esme. It was a wedding gift from Carlisle to Esme, and it was near the coast of Brazil. Alice had argued that it was not fair to have the whole family on the honeymoon, when it was a time just for the newlyweds.
Eventually, she had agreed for the whole family to go there on vacation. After the heated argument, everyone went to bed. Masen had already passed out before we went to bed. Edward lifted him up and took him to his room, setting him down in his little toddler's bed. I kissed his forehead and turned his monitor on. I still used the damn thing, even though he wasn't a little baby. You could never be too safe.
Edward took me from Masen's room, lifting me into his arms bridal style. He took me to our room, locking the door behind us, and setting me on the bed. We made love early that morning and was exhausted by the time we went to bed.
As I fell asleep in Edward's arms, I just knew my life would be perfect from here on out.
There it is. I hope it's what you guys have expected. Look out for my next story - The Professor and Me! :-)
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