Tina Fey at the Emmys, US Weekly

“I truly almost didn’t pull it together,” Fey told Us Weekly at the post-awards Governor’s Ball. “I can’t believe I did!”

Fey flew solo for the big night, with composer hubby Richmond staying behind in NYC. “My husband decided to stay home in New York and watch the girls,” she explained. “But actually he hired a babysitter too. So they have dad - and a babysitter for backup!”

Born Aug. 10, Penelope is “doing great,” Fey added – as is older daughter Alice, 5. “Alice is an amazing big sister.”