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 …. Alessandra Cate and Siena Marie Barefoot