Does my federal tax refund sound correct? Significantly lower than 2010...?

I am married, filing jointly and we claim 2 dependents under age 17 (both our children). My husband has the same job as 2010 and gets paid about the same. I also have the same job as 2010, but worked a lot more in 2011 (still only part time though). in 2010, we got a federal refund of $3,159. That's usually the... show more I am married, filing jointly and we claim 2 dependents under age 17 (both our children). My husband has the same job as 2010 and gets paid about the same. I also have the same job as 2010, but worked a lot more in 2011 (still only part time though). in 2010, we got a federal refund of $3,159. That's usually the amount we get each year for the past five+ years. I've been using Turbotax free edition for as long as I can remember. However, once all of our info was entered in for 2011's taxes, it says our federal refund is only going to be $442. We qualified for the child tax credit of $2,000 (1 for each child) and $35 for EIC. Why would the refund only be $442 then? We are very confused. Here is some additional info:

Husband's income- $37,344 (2011) and $37,768.93 (2010)
Federal tax withheld- 316.93 (2011) and 746.04 (2010)
Social security withheld- 1679.31 (2011) and 2478.06 (2010)
Medicare withheld- 579.76 (2011) and 579.55 (2010)

My income- $8551.03
Federal tax withheld- 0.00
Social security withheld- 359.14
Medicare withheld- 123.99

I don't have my W-2 for 2010, but I only worked 4 months as a seasonal employee and made less than $3,000. I am noticing that way more was deducted from my husband's paychecks in 2010 than in 2011 and he hasn't changed his allowances in several years. Is it possible that it took a couple years to kick in? Are we in a higher tax bracket now that we make over $45,000 combined? I tried entering our info on another tax filing site and got the same refund amount on there that I got on Turbotax, so it must be correct but we aren't sure why, and what happened to the $2,000 we're supposed to get for the child tax credit? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Update: We did get a small amount for the earned income credit ($35), but the child tax credit is different. For each dependent under age 17, you get $1,000. I looked into that, and you have to make over $110,000 annually to not get the whole thing. Appreciate the quick responses, thanks!
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