updated 04/07/2011 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 04/07/2011 AT 1:15 PM ET
In those restless hours she couldn’t sleep, Tina Fey debated in her mind whether she should have a second child, the question soon tormenting her in the daytime, until she couldn’t take it anymore.
During a visit to her gynecologist, she broke down.
“I went for my annual checkup and, tired of carrying this anxiety around, burst into tears the moment she said hello,” the Emmy winner, 40, writes in her new memoir Bossypants. “I laid it all out for her, and the main thing I took away from our conversation was the kind of simple observation that only an impartial third party can provide: ‘Either way, everything will be fine.’ ”
The 30 Rock star revealed during Wednesday’s taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show what her decision ultimately was: She is now five months’ pregnant.