Alessandra Cate and Siena Marie Barefoot

April 4, 2006

3 p.m.; 3:02 p.m.

5 pounds, 14 ounces; 5 pounds, 1 ounce

Mount Sinai Hospital

Carolina Buia-Barefoot, 30, a former reporter for Telemundo and Time, and her husband of five years, Heath Barefoot, 32, a quantitative analyst at Credit Suisse, have welcomed fraternal twin girls: one brunette, one redheaded, both muy bella. The first-time mom’s C-section was scheduled the day she and Mr. Barefoot were supposed to move from their modest Gramercy Park one-bedroom to a house in—¡ay caramba!—Hoboken. Two weeks after the babies arrived, Ms. Buia-Barefoot had a benign tumor removed from her tongue. And three weeks after that, she was appearing with those crazy chicas on The View to promote her new cookbook, Latin Chic: Entertaining with Style and Sass. “It was insanity,” Ms. Buia-Barefoot said. “I had to prepare all this food, and figure out how to breastfeed … twins!” Fortunately, Mr. Barefoot stepped up, as it were, to the changing table. “He would breastfeed if he could,” bragged his wife. Yeah, they all say that ….