(Closed) Newly waiting, driving myself nuts with a broad timeline

posted 9 years ago in Waiting
Post # 17
Member
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hi

Wow, your story sounds very similar to my own!! My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I started talking about kids first because most of his guy friends have been having children first and then getting married.  I said that thats not how I planned it to be and definitely want to get married first and he agreed.  We also agreed we wanted to be youngish parents (Im 24 and hes 26) and want to have two kids before Im 30!  So we have kind of set out timeline backwards, in that we would plan to start trying to concieve late 2011.  We ve also agreed we want a winter wedding (Im in Australia so thats july-august 2011) so he needs to get a move on! Which is he is doing because I came across a ring sizer in his drawers!

Also, we our first talk about weddings and such about a year ago and he thought that I would want to get married asap after a proposal so he now knows a year engagement is what I had in mind so hes happy with that! But that timeline has passed now so he better hurry up! lol

I graduate from University within the fortnight so hopefully hes got something planned for then!!  Yet, in the meantime I slowly going crazy waiting and thinking about cooking engagement chicken! Worth a shot!

Post # 18
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108 posts
Blushing bee

Ahhh! I had a crazy timeline discussion with Mr. Tiny last night! We decided to go ring shopping in 2 weekends (but maybe this weekend if we have time to fit it in when we are both home from college).

Anyway, yesterday, he pulled me aside to look at rings online on Blue Nile, just so he could get a sense of my taste. I showed him what I liked and thought that was it, but he was on that site on and off (while doing work) for the next two hours! Before we said goodnight, he said that he is trying to save for the ring, but that it’s really hard because he is still a student with limited income. So I told him not to worry, and that again, we were did not have a deadline to meet. And he said: “I know, but I want to be engaged sooner than later”! Then he proceeded to lay out ALL his financial plans about saving for the ring and was like, “I should have it and be ready by Christmas.”

Oh my gosh, I almost bursted from happiness! I knew he wanted to do it by Christmas from our previous conversations, but this just seemed more “solid.” Now I just have to wait 3 more months!! :O

Post # 19
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1295 posts
Bumble bee

He told me he wanted to wait until I was done with school and get a job first before he proposed.  I wanted the same thing.  Well I don’t graduate until next dec and won’t be getting a job until 2012 so I’ll be on here for a while.  The good thing is at least I have a timeline and great compnay while I wait.

Post # 20
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23 posts
Newbee

@Lalai:Lalai, I got the same timeline, but today’s the first day of fall and no ring yet!! Hope you’ve been luckeir than me 🙂

I think my Boyfriend or Best Friend is planning something for the next few weeks (at least I HOPE he is or we’re in for a fight), but he told friends in front of me all summer that we would be engaged by the end of the summer, so today I am OFFICIALLY getting into crazy waiting mode. I am trying really hard to be patient and not nag him too much (esp. since I don’t know what the delay was, and it could be totally reasonable), but one of my best girlfriends saw him last night and casually asked him if he realized it was the vernal equinox and did he know what that meant. hehe.

Anyway, hope you other waiting bees’ guys are sticking to their timelines!

 

Post # 21
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13 posts
Newbee

My Boyfriend or Best Friend won’t give me a timeline even though he has the ring! All I’ve gotten out of him is “I’m going to marry you” and “It could be tomorrow, it could be six months.” How can I live like this lol??

Post # 22
Member
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@penelope514

Sounds like he is trying to throw you off to surprise you! At least he has the ring so you know its coming soon!  Im going crazy myself – my guy has a ring sizer but no ring but I know he has saved up! Fingers crossed it happens to you soon!

Im a newbee here too and its so great to vent on here with others waiting bees! Just got to remember to delete the browsing history so he doesnt think Im totally insane! lol

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