April 8th, 2011
10:53 AM ET
Though Tina Fey may be overjoyed that she's expecting her second child, the "30 Rock" star admits she debated whether to give her daughter Alice a sibling, reports People.
"Science shows that fertility and movie offers drop off steeply for women after 40," Fey writes in her new book "Bossypants," adding that she felt "stricken with guilt and panic" that her 5-year-old was the only kid in class who didn't have a brother or sister.
Fey, who is now five months pregnant, says she would "debate the second-baby issue" whenever she couldn’t sleep and would get up and study herself in the mirror. “Do I look like someone who should be pregnant?" she'd ask. "I look good for 40, but I have the quaggy jawline and hollow cheeks of a mom, not a pregnant lady. It's now or never. This decision can't be delayed."
Ultimately, Fey decided that having another kid was more important than her career.
"What's so great about work anyway?" she writes. "Work won't visit you when you're old. Work won't drive you to get a mammogram and take you out after for soup."
Meanwhile, Fey's career shows no signs of slowing down. Besides promoting her new book and starring on "30 Rock," she's set to return to her old stomping grounds, "Saturday Night Live," to host the show on May 7, reports TV Line.
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