Exported file dimensions too small

I can not figure out what is happening at export to give me such small files. I have searched and searched online and read all I can but I am still without answers. Any help you may be able to provide me with I will be so appreciative for.
This is my work scenario. I shoot on Cannon 50D in raw (15 mp). Upload the images to computer and import to Lightroom. I make my adjustmenst in Lightroom and many images I pull from Lightroom into Photoshop CS5 and do additional artistic touches there. I save from Photoshop so that it re-opens it back in Lightroom with my Photoshop adjustments. After I have done this with all of my images I then export the images my clients select for their purchased disc. This where I am concerned...
What I know had once started out as large raw files are quite small by the dimension size, average approximate dimensions are 4750x3170. File settings are set to quality 100 and under Image Sizing I do not have 'resize to fit' checked. On occasion I have used the crop feature in Lightroom but not on many images and all of my images are small not just certain ones.
I am fairly new to Lightroom but nervous about using it right now. I am actually postponing editing a new session until I can get some clear answers or I may just have to tackle the whole session in Photoshop like I used to because I will at least know that file sizes will not decrease in size.
Thanks for any help you can offer.

CLBrew wrote:
When I do re-open the file that has been edited and exported in Photoshop I show a Document size of 9.083x13.627 with res at 300. My pixel dimension is 31.9M.
How can I print a 16x24 or 24x36 etc with a file sized like this?
The required resolution for a specific print size depends primarily on the "viewing distance." See this article by Jeff Schewe:
If your client is doing a large poster that will be viewed from two feet or more then 140 dpi should be fine. The 50D's 4752 x 3168 "uncropped" resolution equates to 34" x 22.6" at 140 dpi, so the maximum standard print size is 30" x 20." That said I've made some great looking 24" x 16" enlargements with a Canon 300D (3,027 x 2,048), which are only 126 dpi. It really depends on the detail in the picture and the target paper type. Prints on canvas material can only resolve about 150 dpi maximum and there is little benefit using higher resolution. Glossy paper provides the highest image resolution capability (300 dpi+), but will only look sharper when viewed at shorter distances (i.e. less than two feet). For smaller handheld prints (i.e. 4" x 6", 5" x 7") 300 dpi or higher will give you the best results.
CLBrew wrote:
Why are my files now showing 9x13 for the size?
In PS go to the toolbar Image> Image Size. PS calculates the image dimensions based on the 'Resolution' box setting (i.e. 300 dpi). If you want to see the picture dimensions at a different resolution enter that number (i.e. 140 dpi) in the 'Resolution box.

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