linked smart object resizes upon updating, or transforming

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I have searched the forum for weeks looking for others having this problem, but no luck; so maybe I'm the only one! I have been designing a children's book with a number of full spread illustrations. I created the illos in Illustrator, then I place them as a linked smart object into Photoshop to further "paint" them. Most (but not all!) of the illustrations were built with bleeds in the Illustrator document, and were imported into a Photoshop window that matches the full bleed size.
The problem arises whenever I try to edit the smart objects in Illustrator. When I return to Photoshop and the smart object updates, it resizes on its own, to a fairly random size (usually 101 - 104%, but not always proportional; ie, larger in horizontal scale than vertical, for example).

Normally I can simply Command+T to transform, and immediately upon typing in the key command, the layer returns to its original (100% x 100%) size, and I simply hit enter to apply.
HOWEVER, after having done this. as soon as I type Command+T again for any reason, the object resizes to an INCORRECT size again.
I suspect this all has something to do with bleeds being added in Illustrator, but I can't confirm for sure. I have even tried re-importing the smart objects setting the crop to "bleed box" and the problem seems to persist.
Any help with this would be much appreciated, as this is not the only time I've dealt with it, and it has added hours and hours cumulatively to my work time.

Thanks in advance!

PS 20.0.3. Illustrator CC2018 (2019 is too buggy so far!). iMac with 32GB memory, AMD Raedon R9 graphics card (2048MB)
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