Okay Ladies...well it seems like something great happens (seeing the heartbeat) just to get knocked back down again. It seems that I am the carrier of Fragile X Syndrome - the gene that causes mental retardation, autism, and a whole host of other things. My boyfriend is getting tested this week - but from reading about it online it seems like even if he doesn't have it this gene can still be passed onto the baby. The one website I was reading basically said any son I have has a 50% chance of displaying the characteristics of Fragile X - not just being a carrier. I am FREAKING out...want to cry...does anyone know anything about Fragile X Syndrome?