Thursday, May 24, 2012

the 10 year plan

Back when the Hubby and I first started dating we knew very early on that we were going to be together forever. Everyone else could see that too so the question started early.

Everyone: So, when are you two getting married?

Hubby: Oh, eventually. We are on the 10 year plan.

He was joking of course and it got quite a few chuckles because everyone thought we should be getting married soon. After all we were perfect for each other.

The Hubby is a big planner. Everything needs to be thought out and just right. I was ready to get married when we were together a year. He wanted to wait till he moved back home (he had accepted a job in MD right out of college and was there for almost 2 years) and I graduated. Thank goodness that was around the same time.

So, when both those things were done I started asking like everyone else.

Me: So, when are we getting married?

Hubby: (joking) Oh, eventually. We gotta follow the 10 year plan.

I grew to really hate that word. Eventually. I actually still hate it. LOL!

He teased me about it a lot. Not just by telling me eventually. On our 2nd anniversary of our first date he took me to a jewelery store to look at rings. I knew we weren't getting one then, he is they type who likes to surprise.

The next plan he was waiting for was he wanted to save money to buy a house. So we saved, and saved, and saved. All throughout that year I bugged him.

Me: So, when are we getting married?

Hubby: (joking) Oh, eventually. We gotta follow the 10 year plan.

On our 3rd anniversary he gave me a small box. It looked like a ring box. It was earrings. Beautiful diamonds, but earrings.

Over the next 6 months I bugged him more than ever. All I got was "eventually". I even proposed to him with a ring pop. I was totally serious, but he said no, eventually.

That summer we were on vacation with some friends and he finally proposed!!! He later told me he had the ring for 6 months! He had gotten it at the same time as the earrings and was waiting and planning for the perfect time!

We bought a house and got married a year later and then the question from everyone changed.

Everyone: So, when are you two having kids?

Hubby: (joking) Oh, eventually. We are on the 10 year plan.

That continued through the year we waited before we started TTC and then the year that went by with no pregnancy. Everyone finally stopped asking after our 3rd anniversary (2 years TTC). Come Labor day we will be at 3 years TTC.

I stupidly checked what my due date would be if we get pregnant this month. (I haven't done that in a while) It would be February 24, 2013. February 23, 2003 was our first date.

I guess we really are on the 10 year plan.

23 comments:

  1. I hope with all my heart that your 10 year plan will be fulfilled over the coming year... love to you always xoxo

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    1. Thanks hon. I really hope so too

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  2. As much as you hate it, here's hoping you are on the 10 year plan, which means this month is the month!

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    1. It is a nice thought and I hope so, but as long as I have a baby in 2013 I will be happy.

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  3. Oh my goodness, that would be an amazing story! Your husband sounds like the opposite of mine - he is NOT a planner. Since we are on the same day of our cycle, we have the same due date. I think the 24th would be quite lovely, as everyone in our family was born on the 25th, except my dear husband, who was born on the 24th.

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    1. Yea he used to be such a planner. I'm glad he has relaxed a bit and realized you can't plan everything and you need to go with the flow. That's cool everyone born on the same days.

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  4. 10 years is okay! 10 years is great, in fact. Think of how much you've been able to accomplish in the last 10 years and how different your life is today from what it is then. Who knows what the next 10 years will bring!

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    1. Hopefully a 9 year old! Lol! I have been thinking back a lot on how much we have been through together and how much we have accomplished. It's kinda amazing. Thanks.

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  5. With any luck you'll be pregnant this cycle.

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    1. With lots of luck! Thanks Rebecca!

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  6. What a reward that would be for all those times you had to hear, eventually!
    One reason I know you will be an excellent mother is because you have had to become extremely patient!! But you have waited long enough. Time to let your husband be proven right.

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    1. Thanks. That really made me smile. I am a very patient person. My Nana taught me to be a long time ago. I am so glad she did because I have had to be very patient for so many things in my life. But like you said, I have waited long enough. I hope this month proves him right.

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  7. I seriously could have wrote this post! My DH waited 10 years to propose and I had given up on it ever happening! One year he gave me earrings in a small box with handmade wrapping and I was so disappointed to see it was only earrings! Your DH sounds a lot like mine. I also proposed to my DH once and he said no too! I really hope this month is in the works for both of us to get our BFP's!! Good luck.

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    1. Lol! That's funny! Maybe they are long lost brothers.

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  8. I so so so hope that this is it for you. That would be awesome!
    Thanks for sharing your proposal story. It's so interesting how we end up with our partners.

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  9. What a ten year plan that woUld be! Thankfully my husband believed in the 5 year plan!

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    1. Yea that was a good thing you were on the 5 year plan!

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  10. Believe - it will happen for you. I know it's hard when you're in it, but dreams do come true, even when infertility kicks you in the butt. All the best.

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  11. OMG. Major goosebumps. Seriously. Fingers crossed, I will need the next 9 months to learn how to make YOU your blanket to keep. XOXO

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  12. I really, really hope you're on the 10 year plan! Plus, I we both get BFPs this cycle, we'll be due 3 days apart:-) ***Baby dust***

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