COVID-19 lockdowns have altered the plans of many central Victorians.
For Bendigo mum Kara Beer, she had to postpone her daughter Mia's first birthday party.
"We had a gathering planned for July 17 but that was obviously cancelled," she said. "That was going to be rescheduled to this weekend but we've missed out on it again.
"The last time it didn't really bother me, but this time it has gotten to me. I wanted a nice birthday party for my daughter, and I wanted my family and friends around to celebrate."
Miss Beer gave birth to Mia just before the state's second lockdown on July 17 last year.
While her fiancé Michael was able to stay with her throughout her time in hospital, Miss Beer said it was hard not being able to see her parents or two other children.
"Isaac and Ella couldn't meet Mia in hospital, which was a bit sad," she said. "We had to do FaceTime over the phone with my parents and the children.
"So that was how they met her for the first time - over the phone."
Miss Beer said it had been challenging raising a newborn and two other children during repeated lockdowns.
"It was a bit full on," she said. "We couldn't really leave the house so it was a bit tricky at times.
"I just had to keep them busy with toys, and then Mia was keeping them company because they just always wanted to be around her."
Miss Beer said she hoped the fifth COVID-19 lockdown would end this week so she could reschedule Mia's first birthday.
"I don't know if it's getting better but I hope lockdown comes to an end soon," she said.