This is embarrassing....like I-can't-believe-I'm-writing-about-this-on-my-blog embarrassing. John was peacefully laying in bed the other night when I hopped in. I rolled towards his side to show him the monitor where I set up both cameras to view Tully's and Clare's rooms. Next thing I know there's a huge crash, and I'm laying a foot lower than John is. I had snapped the board under our bed and damaged the side rail support causing the whole thing to cave in on my side. Weak boards? Pregnancy weight? Combo of the two? Who knows. Needless to say it scared John to death and dealt a major blow to my self-esteem.
John moved the broken board a few inches towards the headboard and re-drilled holes to connect it to the rail support. For a short-term fix we rounded up some books, paint cans, and the leftover fence boards from this project. Then we rigged this setup, since the vertical supports clearly weren't doing their jobs.
I'm not sure who thought designing a king-sized bed with three support boards was a good idea, but they need to be fired. I remember my little twin bed growing up had something like ten boards under it, and it was just a TWIN. So in addition to repairing the busted rail support along the side, we'll definitely be adding more boards to go across the bed frame.
I guess the bright side to this story is that the area under our bed is now super clean and dust bunny free.