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Instead of asking my BF when he was going to propose (which I think is hard to ask without sounding pushy) we've had many discussions about when we'd like the wedding to happen. That timeline has changed for various reasons but personally I'm content knowing that we've decided next summer is the time to get married and the proposal will come before that.
OP I'm glad you and your BF had the start of a talk. Please give us an update when you've had a chance to clarify what 'soon' means to him.I just wanted to add one last thing, and its not so much one thing you've said as an overall tone to some of your posts. You seem to think of marriage and kids as "the end game". As if they are the finish line to some long race. They are not. They are milestones to be sure, but not the end. The relationship you have with your SO isn't just a thing that you have, its a thing that you DO. Everyday. I only bring this up b/c you haven't really shared WHY you want to marry your BF, what you like about him, what its is about him that makes you want to have kids with him. To a stranger on the internet it seems like "ZOMG I want to get hitched and KTFU now!" He's an individual, not a sperm donor....